Happy 2010. Though 2008 and 2009 brought us a weakened economy, the opportunities in health care, and especially the medical laboratory science profession are expanding. I’ve attached a copy of the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 2009 Laboratory Medicine wage-and-vacancy-survey-3-09, published in March, 2009. The data in this article remain accurate, and indeed, from the number of ads and anecdotes I hear, opportunities continue to expand. You may wish to download and provide this document to anyone you know who is considering a health care profession. Geo.