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Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce



Working together to ensure the supply of qualified laboratory professionals.

Why this site?
This site is designed for those interested in ensuring an adequate supply of appropriately trained clinical laboratory professionals in the U.S. The target audience consists of individuals with a professional interest in clinical laboratory workforce issues including laboratorians, hospital administrators, educators, policy makers, press, and HR professionals. The site is not designed for students, recruiters, or the general public; these individuals are welcome to browse but are directed to other sites with content more appropriate to their needs.
CCCLW members have different perspectives on many issues, but they agree that we face a serious challenge in ensuring an adequate supply of clinical laboratory professionals. There is a signficant gap between the expected retirements in the coming years and the number of professionals entering the field. 
Why is this important?

Laboratory data provide a foundation for medical decision-making and it takes a high quality workforce to provide high quality data.  We face an extraordinary wave of exciting new tests at the same time that the workforce is shrinking.


There is no single solution. Our society needs to support strong science education and make sure that students are aware of the profession.  We need a health care payment system that supports sufficient investment in human and physical capital.  For those already in the field, we need continuing education to stay current and flexible personnel polices to make it easier to stay.
What's New?

Download the ASCP Laboratory Workforce Task Force report.


The ASCP Task Force report reviews and evaluates current data on all laboratory professions, identifies gaps, and makes recommendation for future data collection initiatives.

What Sequestration Means for the Clinical Laboratory


ASCLS Legislative Consultant Don Lavanty details the impact of Sequestration on clinical laboratories.

I am a Laboratory Professional Poster
Download our
"I am a Laboratory Professional" posters to display in your laboratory.

Some helpful laboratory related websites for a general audience:
Labs Are Vital -- promotes the value of lab

Lab Science Careers-
Lab Tests Online  -- peer-reviewed consumer infomation on lab tests
Results for Life -- information for policy makers

Contact info

For questions about CCCLW, please contact
Steven Zibrat, MS, MT(ASCP)
The University of Chicago Medicine
Clinical Chemistry Laboratories
Chicago, IL