Episode 31: Expanding Opportunities Beyond the Laboratory: Leveraging Your Skills and Certifications (featuring Eve Brunson)
In this episode, co host Tywauna Wilson sits down with Eve Brunson from Qmedix. They discuss the value of additional degrees and certifications for medical laboratory professionals. They share insights on career pathways, the benefits of specialist certifications, and the importance of exploring opportunities beyond the traditional hospital laboratory. Eve also sheds light on the critical shortage of lab professionals and offers strategies for attracting and retaining talent in the field. Tune in to discover ways to advance your career in the medical laboratory and make a positive impact in patient care.
Eve Brunson, MS, MBA, MLS(ASCP)SBB,CQA, CMQ/OE(ASQ) is passionate about medical lab sciences. In 2017, she founded Qmedix – the first & only full-service, workforce development firm dedicated to medical laboratory professionals. Eve’s career has spanned over 30-plus years of progressive experience as a medical laboratory scientist, blood bank specialist, reference lab supervisor, Director of Leadership Development for federal employees, Staff College Administrator for FDA; MLS, MLT and SBB Program director, workforce development and Director of a corporate university of a federal agency. Qmedix products include Beyond the Bench – a series devoted to leveraging ASCP credentials in other STEM and non-STEM career funnels; From Scientist to Supervisor – creating a career path for those interested in transitioning into management; Leadership/Management in the Movies Series to help clients identify and hone their leadership style and a free, weekly livestream event – QCram™ to assist students and non-credentialed professionals ace their ASCP examinations.
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