Student Employment

A limited number of student positions (usually in specimen receiving or phlebotomy) have traditionally been available in the UPMC Chautauqua laboratory for program-accepted students who wish to work during the clinical year.  This is compensated work experience for which students are trained on-the-job, requiring no previous experience.  Due to the need to train, positions typically begin in the summer prior to the start of the academic year.  Students do not work during school hours and must maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Hours of employment are determined individually with most students gaining 16-20 hours per week.


All positions are provided by UPMC Chautauqua and are not related to the Medical Laboratory Science Program.  Applications, interviews and hiring are handled by the UPMC Chautauqua supervisors/managers.  Interested students should contact the Program Director or the Administrative Director of Laboratory Services for more information.

Employment After Graduation

Our goal is to have our graduates join our team!

UPMC Chautauqua knows the quality of each professional it graduates from its Medical Laboratory Science Program. Having our graduates join our laboratory team is the ultimate goal of our hospital and laboratory. We are honored when our graduates remain at UPMC Chautauqua and commit to helping our patients to the best of their ability. We are also proud as these new graduates join the noble endeavor to teach and guide the next class of students to become quality entry-level technologists. We hope each graduate will seriously consider joining the UPMC Chautauqua Healthcare Team.

While it is the ultimate hope that students trained in the UPMC Chautauqua Medical Laboratory Science Program will choose to remain in the area to fill UPMC Chautauqua’s staffing vacancies, the hospital does not guarantee positions to its graduates, although traditionally, a varying number of positions have been available.