Medical Lab Assistant

Study From Home 

GET TRAINED & NATIONALLY CERTIFIED in a few days. National Certification Included in Tuition.

New Career Training Institute’s accelerated home study Medical Lab Assistant program features a blended 100-hours of online lecture or paper-based study material in the comfort of your own home, and mentoring to prepare you for a new career.. National Certification Included in Tuition.

How long does it take to complete this program?  

This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace.
*Average completion time for this program if you study on a full time basis is about 4 weeks 
*Average completion time for this program if you study on a part time basis is about 8 weeks

Must be a Certified Phlebotomist, or has recently completed an approved Phlebotomy Training Program or a Phlebotomist with 100 employed hours performing collections . Non-Phlebotomist applicants must complete the “Phlebotomy Technician” before the start of their MLA Program.

What is a Medical Laboratory Assistant/ Technician?

Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical laboratory technicians are trained to work under the supervision of a technologist to conduct routine diagnostic tests, as well as set up, clean and maintain medical laboratory equipment. As a Medical Laboratory Technician you will be responsible to collect blood, tissue or other samples from patients; log patient samples and prepare them for testing. You will perform laboratory procedures such as preparing specimens for testing, and preparing culture media and stock solutions. Medical Laboratory Technicians use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously, as well as microscopes, cell counters, and other sophisticated laboratory equipment. Technicians will then analyze the results and relay them to physicians.

Where can an MLA work after graduation?

Medical Laboratory Assistants work in a variety of different settings, including hospitals, independent reference laboratories and in offices of physicians. Rapid job growth and excellent job opportunities for Medical Laboratory Assistants are expected. Most jobs will continue to be in hospitals, but employment will grow faster in other settings. Employment of laboratory workers is expected to grow 14 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than average for all occupations. The volume of laboratory tests continues to increase with both population growth and the development of new types of tests. Median annual wage and salary earnings of Medical Laboratory Assistants in 2008 were $13.50 per hour or $28,080 annually. There is little difference in wages across laboratory type, hospital size and testing volume. 

Upon successful completion of our Medical Laboratory Technician program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National certification exam

Once you have earned your diploma as Medical Laboratory Technician, you can work within:
Specifics About the Course:
  • Classes are divided into two components: Home study learning /lecture and Clinical Lab experience
  • Learning /lecture – is done at your own pace on your schedule (approximately total 100 hours).
  • Clinical Lab experience - Students are required to complete hands-on practical training at a pre-approved clinical setting.
  • Course Materials - are included.
  • Tutoring - One-on-one communication with your instructor.
  • Exam Preparation - FREE CERTIFICATION PREPARATION prior to students taking their certification exams.
  • Certification Exams are administered on site at clinical lab session.
  • Clinical Class size - Class sizes are kept small to maximize instructor to student learning.
  • Payment - affordable, interest free, low monthly payment plans. 
  • Tuition $998
  • Separate Registration Fee $260
  • Completion Time: The length of this program is (approximately 100 hours).
Complete your course work online, through the mail, or in combination. 

You can study either via the paper-based or the online method: 
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