MT/CLS professionals are employed in hospital laboratories. Others are employed in physicians' private laboratories and clinics, by city, state, and federal health agencies, in industrial medical laboratories, in pharmaceutical firms, and in numerous public and private research programs dedicated to the study of specific diseases as well as faculty of accredited programs preparing medical laboratory personnel. Salaries vary depending on the employer and geographic location. Based on a recent survey the median entry-level salary was $35,000.