Medical Lab Assistant Program

Medical Lab Assistant
Students have the chance to learn hands-on in a real medical lab

Become a Skilled Medical Lab Professional in Maine

  • Full & Part Time Programs Available
  • FLEX-TRAIN – Work at your own pace – customize your program to fit your life
  • Hands-On Training in a Simulated Lab Setting

Prepare to Pursue a Rewarding Medical Laboratory Career

Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs), sometimes known as Clinical Support Workers, help scientists and medical staff to diagnose and treat patients and play an important role in the patient diagnosis process. Professionals in this career work under the direction of Lab Technologists and Scientists.

If you’re interested in being a part of medical science and working in a rewarding, stable career, training as a Medical Lab Assistant could be an excellent career choice.

The best way to see if NTI is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself. You can tour our facilities, and meet with both students and instructors. Book a Tour Now or Get more info.

Potential Career Opportunities for Skilled MLA’s

NTI’s Medical Laboratory Assistant program is unique in that it prepares graduates to pursue employment opportunities in three separate positions:

  1. Medical Lab Assistant
  2. Phlebotomy/EKG Technician
  3. Emergency Room Technician

Professional MLA’s work in a variety of settings including:

  • Clinics
  • Public or Private Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Community Health Centers
  • Universities

And More

Typical Duties: A Day in the Life of a Medical Lab Assistant

Professionals in this position often analyze body tissue and fluid samples taken from patients. MLA’s are responsible for making chemical solutions and stocks of culture media, sterilizing equipment, labeling and sorting tissue samples, operating equipment and using computer programs to analyze test results.

“NTI not only set me up for success but they gave me the confidence I needed to enter the field of medicine. With the help from the NTI instructors and staff, I have since found the perfect job that will allow me to use all of my clinical skills NTI has given me. NTI is definitely a school I will recommend to others”
– Carly Sinyard, NTI Graduate

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Becoming a Confident Medical Professional

Graduates of this program enter the professional world with confidence, secure in the knowledge that they have the necessary skills to serve patients and impress prospective employers. In this program you’ll learn important skills including:

  • Medical Laboratory Skills
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Professional Development
  • Medical Laboratory Skills/Clinic
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology for Allied Health
  • Business Writing

Professional Externship Opportunities*

Healthcare is a “hands on” profession and there is no better way to learn it than by actually performing the job in a real clinical setting. That’s why as a student in the NTI Medical Lab Assistant program, you may take part in a professional externship experience. An externship is a great way to gain real world job experience and get a feel for your new career after you complete the program and meet the school’s graduation criteria.

As a graduate of this program, you’ll be prepared to achieve National Certification. National Certification is recognized throughout the industry and let’s employers know how capable you are.

Full & Part-Time Schedule Options – Choose the Program that Works Best for You

Is a Career in Medical Lab Assisting Right for You? Find Out! Take the "NTI Medical Lab Assistant Career Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Medical Lab Assistant career training readiness score now >>

Find Out if a Rewarding Career in Medical Lab Assisting is Right for You…

The best way to see if going to school and training in a Medical Lab Assistant position is right for you is to visit the NTI campus nearest you. You can tour our modern facilities and meet with our instructors who work in this field. Click here to schedule your free campus tour, request more information, or call 1-800-447-1151 today.

Medical Lab Assistant Training and School in ME.

* Externship not guaranteed

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*This program is offered at the Scarborough campus only.