About the Career
Medical Laboratory Assistants are excellent multitaskers. They are responsible for phlebotomy (taking blood samples), collecting other samples, electrocardiograms (ECGs), preparing specimens for testing, data entry, and are often the laboratory professionals who interact directly with patients. They are integral members of the health care team who share knowledge, promote learning, collaborate with other professionals, and contribute to essential patient care.
If you have good communication skills and an interest in working in a lab or hospital setting, consider a career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant.
As a Medical Lab Assistant, you’ll find opportunities for employment in:
- Communities and private laboratories
- Public health laboratories
- Private health insurance companies
- Research institutions