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Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 10: “Should You Pursue an Advance Degree or Certification?”

Co-Hosts Tywauna Wilson, Lona Small, and Stephanie Whitehead discuss the pros and cons of advance degrees and certifications for medical lab professionals.

Key Takeaways from the show:

  • Common degrees and certifications obtained by laboratorians

Advantages

  • Proof that you have competency in a particular field
  • Exposure to new field of interest.
  • Specializing in a particular field of interest.

Down Side

  • Sometimes no pay increase
  • May not have the opportunity to use in your role
  • May not be known or recognized by your employer
  • Difficulty finding career advancements

What Advanced degrees or certifications do you have? What has been the benefits in having them? 
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