Where Can You Get Medical Lab Assistant Training?

Weber State University, Northern Michigan University and Clackamas Community College have certificate programs for clinical laboratory assistants. Clinical laboratory assistants support other medical laboratory personnel, and their duties may include data entry, medical billing and specimen processing.

Weber State University is located in Ogden, Utah. Students can complete the clinical laboratory assistant program online or on campus. The program teaches basic laboratory skills that students can use in physicians' office or other medical testing laboratories. Students taking the course online must be employed by a medical laboratory and have the support of a supervisor to complete the competency component of the course.

Northern Michigan University is located in Marquette, Michigan. The university's Seaborg Science Complex has state-of-the-art laboratories for the clinical laboratory assistant program. Students learn to collect, examine and profile blood, body fluids and other microscopic organisms. Students can continue their education at Northern Michigan University from the certificate program to an associate's degree to a bachelor's degree. The university encourages student research.

Clackamas Community College is located in Oregon City, Oregon. Applicants to the clinical laboratory assistant program must have high levels of dexterity, the ability to multi-task and high attention to detail. Students must provide proof of immunizations and recent examination by a licensed heath care provider and must complete a criminal history background check and drug screen before beginning the program.