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Why Train to be a Lab Assistant?

Are you ready to pursue a new, rewarding career in healthcare? Before you begin your medical career training, you need to decide which type of healthcare career is best for you. If you are interested in the clinical side of healthcare and would like to work directly with both patients and medical providers, then perhaps a career as a Lab Assistant is right for you. Are you interested in learning how to perform complex procedures and work with sophisticated equipment? At IBT, we train students like you to be successful medical professionals with our Lab Assistant/EKG Technician/Phlebotomist training program that can be completed in as few as 9 months!

A Laboratory Assistant is an important member of a medical team working alongside doctors and healthcare providers. Lab Assistants are the medical professionals responsible for performing tests and procedures that physicians and other healthcare providers order. These tests are most often used for the diagnosis of disease. Lab Assistants are often employed by diagnostic labs, hospitals, clinics and medical practices.

Medical Laboratory Assistants have duties that include running routine and specialized lab tests and preparing specimens. Lab Assistants are responsible for planting microbiology specimens, preparing and staining slides for analysis, and recording testing information. Lab Assistants are also responsible for cleaning and restocking the lab facility, keeping inventory, and ordering lab supplies.

At IBT, you can train to be a Lab Assistant in as few as 9 months! IBT’s Lab Assistant/EKG Technician/Phlebotomist program provides hands-on training from experienced, professional faculty. IBT students learn to perform many important procedures, including laboratory procedures for hematology, bacteriology, urinalysis, electrocardiography, and phlebotomy. Students also develop the communication and interpersonal skills that are necessary for patient care. IBT’s program includes an externship, a hands-on work experience which allows students to get practical field training while supervised by medical professionals. The externship program is integral to the Lab Assistant training, and provides students with the opportunity to acquire valuable on-the-job experience.

Upon completion of the Lab Assistant program, students are CPR certified and are prepared to obtain the California Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1) certification from the State of California. Graduates are assisted in completion of the required documents for the State of California. IBT also offers an excellent Career Services department, where students and graduates receive professional development and individualized job placement advising so that each graduate can obtain the kind of employment for which they have been training.

There are many great reasons to train for this rewarding medical career, so if you are ready to take the next step towards becoming a Lab Assistant call IBT at 800-915-3562 today! Our friendly and helpful Admissions Representatives are waiting to answer any questions you have about IBT and our programs. Schedule a tour of our modern Santa Clara campus, or begin the application process. You can make your goals a reality - Make it happen with IBT!