Careers in CLS
Frequently Asked Questions
Current Employment Trends
The number of job openings for CLSs is likely to increase in the next 5 years. Currently, 800-1000 CLSs are retiring each year in California while fewer than 200 new licenses are issued. This leaves a shortfall of 600-800 positions opening on an annual basis. In addition, 50% of the workers in California laboratories are 59 years old or older. If current trends continue, the State of California will lose half of its CLS workforce in the next 10 years.
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