Explore a Medical Laboratory Professional Career at Baptist

Medical Laboratory Professional Career

Baptist is hiring medical laboratory scientists and technicians

Baptist Memorial Health Care is hiring motivated, science-minded individuals interested in launching or advancing their careers as laboratory professionals. Available positions include phlebotomists, medical laboratory scientists and technicians, lab supervisors I and II, directors and other positions.

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Why become a medical laboratory scientist or technician?

Lab professionals are the first line of health care as 70–75% of all diagnoses start at the hands of medical laboratory scientists and technicians. Through sophisticated testing techniques and investigative work, laboratory professionals are critical to helping diagnose, monitor and treat illnesses and diseases.

A career as a laboratory professional is ideal for someone with an interest in science, working in the lab, detective work or uncovering mysteries and collaborating with other lab professionals and medical teams. Who should consider a career in this field?

  • High school students in a health science program or with a special interest in science
  • Community college or senior college students majoring in biology, chemistry, pre-med, pre-dentistry or pre-pharmacy
  • University medical school students or biology majors awaiting acceptance to a medical school program
  • Liberal arts majors

Career path opportunities for laboratory professionals

Career opportunities for laboratory professionals are among the most diverse in the health care industry. Aside from the sense of accomplishment and gratification that comes with helping heal patients through scientific investigation, laboratory science careers are financially rewarding and offer job security. Possible careers include

  • Phlebotomist 
  • Medical laboratory scientist (MLS)
  • Medical laboratory technician (MLT)
  • Senior/Lead scientists
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Laboratory director/technical consultant
  • Teacher or professor
  • Clinical laboratory IT specialist

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Baptist is the career destination for the region’s best health care professionals

With 24 hospitals throughout West Tennessee, East Arkansas and North and Central Mississippi; numerous outpatient facilities; and a network of more than 900 medical providers, Baptist’s health care professionals can achieve their own career goals while caring for patients.

Baptist offers incentives, such as STAR pay, pay differentials and sign-on and referral bonuses. Among our generous benefits are

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education and loan payback opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling and paid time off
  • A unique employee health and wellness program (BestHealth)
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Retirement plan with matching contributions

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Join our elite team of health care professionals

We’ve made a lot of progress since our founding more than 100 years ago, but one thing has never changed — Baptist’s commitment to heal, lead, educate and innovate. Every day, we work hard to ensure our employees have the tools, knowledge and opportunity to do their jobs well.

Your future is calling you at Baptist Memorial Health Care. Get started by completing the form above today.

Competitive pay

Baptist offers a highly competitive salary structure that rewards experience and advancement opportunities in a large number of areas and disciplines.

Free parking

Free, no-hassle parking adjacent to our hospitals. Safe, accessible parking at all hours.

Health insurance, including dental and vision

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance.

Did you find your opportunity?

We hope you’ve discovered a new opportunity to pursue. If not, we’d be happy to chat with you further about the many rewarding opportunities here at Baptist. To get started, tell us about your qualifications and interests, and you’ll hear from us soon.

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