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Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Working in a clinical laboratory allows you to combine an interest in chemistry, biology, computers and medicine. If this piques your curiosity, read on to explore education requirements and career options for clinical laboratory assistants.

Inside Clinical Laboratory Assisting

A clinical laboratory assistant plays a supporting role in preparing and testing specimens in a medical lab. Their responsibilities include tasks like examining cells under a microscope; using a centrifuge to separate blood cells and plasma; and running tests for disease detection using automated lab equipment. A clinical laboratory assistant works directly under a clinical laboratory technologist. In non-hospital laboratories, they may also help with administrative tasks like answering the phone or greeting patients.

It's important that clinical laboratory assistants possess an interest in chemistry and biology in addition to being professional and detail-oriented. Take a look at the resources from Study.com provided below to learn more about options in this field.

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