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Clinical Lab Assistant

Industry: Healthcare
Area: Clinical Lab

Clinical Lab Assistants perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. They may work under the supervision of a medical technologist. Tasks include conducting quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of body fluids, such as blood, urine, and spinal fluid, incubating bacteria for specified period and preparing vaccines and serums by standard laboratory methods and performing blood counts, using a microscope.

Work Settings

Research is conducted in hospitals, universities, pharmaceutical companies and small research laboratories.

Education

These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed. Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.

Job Outlook

19% increase over next ten years with 1,740 expected openings.

Salary

Annual salary average is $40,800/yr.

Work Schedule

Regular hours

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