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Laboratory Assisting

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Lab Assisting students will explore different careers in the healthcare field as well as understand expectations in the medical profession with basic comprehension of anatomy and physiology, careers and job techniques. Laboratory Assisting is designed to provide sustained knowledge and experiences in laboratory biological safety measures, medical terminology, maintaining standards in the laboratory, aseptic technique in laboratory, phlebotomy procedures, specimen collection, patient care, mediation, waived testing procedures, professional ethics in the workplace, proper laboratory documentation and laboratory careers exploration while deepening the knowledge and provide extensive experiences in a medical laboratory setting.

 
The Laboratory Assisting program is available at:

 

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Program Details
Year 1 - Medical Foundations 1-2
Year 2 (Junior) - Medical Lab Assistant 1-2
Year 3 (Senior) - Medical  Lab Assistant 3-4 Honors and Internship

Certification
National Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Clubs

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) provides students an opportunity to participate in a variety of opportunities, ranging from leadership, school and community service, and healthcare related competitions.  Students are able to participate both in and out of the classroom, attend a variety of leadership training conferences, and compete at the regional, state, and international levels. 

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Average Annual Wage - $34,710

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Career Opportunities

 
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Medical Science
  • Dental Science
  • Fire Science
  • Forensics
  • Veterinary Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical Law
  • Aesthetician
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