If you’re organized, able to multi-task, and interested in working in a laboratory or hospital setting, consider a career as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. Medical Laboratory Assistants perform the practical components of sample analysis. They are integral members of the health care team who share knowledge, promote learning, and collaborate with other professionals in providing effective patient care.
A Medical Laboratory Assistant can perform a wide variety of tasks, depending upon the needs of the institute that is doing the testing. Sample duties include performing phlebotomy (collecting blood), electrocardiograms (ECGs), basic preanalytical procedures, and interacting directly with patients.
Stenberg College works very closely with labs and community hospitals and strives at all times to maintain our reputation for providing relevant training and producing highly skilled graduates who are rapidly employed.
Program Delivery: Stenberg College offers an in-class program in Surrey, BC and in collaboration with LifeLabs on Vancouver Island, also offers an online program (Vancouver Island only) with practicum placements at the LifeLabs in Victoria (and surrounding areas), Nanaimo, Duncan, and Courtenay.
Prior to Program Admission, Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements for the program. Upon enrollment, you will be informed of next steps and timelines. Non-compliance could result in program dismissal. Requirements for practice education placements include:
NB: Additional criteria may be required to fulfill industry guidelines; you will be informed in advance of any requirements that need to be fulfilled for placements.
You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for education, government student loans, as well as other financing options; Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.