In Demand Career Spotlight Series – Medical Lab Assistant
Our In Demand Career Spotlight Series will focus on careers in the medical and dental industries where demand for skilled workers outpaces supply. At Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School, you can be certified for these in demand careers in just a few months, with the hands-on training, skills and credentials you’ll need for your new career. In this month’s blog post, we will be discussing the medical lab assistant position.
What Does a Medical Lab Assistant Assistant Do?
A lab assistant is a subgroup of lab technologists and technicians, and typically work in clinics, hospitals, and private labs. Lab assistants must be detail-oriented, work well with others, and have good communication skills. The job can vary greatly from day to day, so it is necessary to be able to adapt to different skills.
The responsibilities of a medical lab assistant include:
- Running lab tests
- Preparing specimens
- Preparing and staining slides for analysis
- Performing phlebotomy procedures
- Recording testing information
- Cleaning and restocking the facility
- Ordering supplies and keeping inventory
What is the Job Outlook for Medical Lab Assistants?
Like many careers in the healthcare field, the lab assistant position is growing quickly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that between 2016 and 2026 there is an expected 13% increase in job growth for lab assistants, which is higher than the average across all occupations.
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By completing our Medical Assistant Certification Program, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities of a lab assistant in three to eight months.
Classes are starting soon! To learn more about this exciting new career opportunity and take the next step towards an in demand job in a growing industry, contact ACI Medical & Dental School today.