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Working As A Laboratory Aide

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • $45,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Laboratory Aide Do At City of Hope

* Under direct supervision, the Research Laboratory Aide performs a variety of duties and provides assistance within Research Department(s).
* Duties or tasks include but are not limited to: washing glassware, sterilizing equipment, replenishing supplies, recordkeeping, picking up and/or delivering specimens/supplies.
* Essential Functions:
* Collects, washes, autoclave and cleans laboratory equipment and supplies such glassware, etc. in accordance with research department standards.
* Receives and distributes supplies to appropriate areas within Research Departments.
* Ensures proper labeling and pertinent information is obtained on request forms.
* When necessary ensures temperatures are at optimal levels for refrigerators, freezers, and other various equipment
* Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan.
* Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
* Performs other related duties as assigned or requested

What Does A Laboratory Aide Do At National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters

* Assists in the receiving and processing of specimens from referring physicians insuring highest level of quality in embedding, specimen staining, slide labeling, processing and specimen send out
* Maintains laboratory equipment in proper working order including the changing of processor chemicals to ensure consistent, high quality function
* Monitors equipment functionality and provides timely reports on variables or degraded quality to laboratory management for prompt attention
* Supports with assistance the performance of other laboratory functions-tasks as needed to enhance operational flow
* Keeps working areas clean and organized for safe, accurate and efficient department operations
* Promotes consistent communication by alerting management of potential discrepancies or technical difficulties
* Disposes of hazardous chemical waste per regulatory guidelines
* Supports the performance of other laboratory functions-tasks as needed to enhance the overall flow of productivity
* Keeps company integrity by maintaining security and confidentiality of all data, procedures and data system components
* Maintains strictest confidentiality
* Complies with all State, Federal, professional regulations as well as company and departmental rules, polices, and procedural manuals
* Adherence to HIPAA, Safety and OSHA Regulations

What Does A Laboratory Aide Do At Northwell Health

* Registers patients following proper coding procedures.
* Receives orders in the Laboratory Information System.
* Verifies collection lists.
* Logs test orders.
* Uses centrifuge to spin down appropriate tubes.
* Examines specimens for unacceptability and takes appropriate actions.
* Documents necessary information.
* Separates and aliquots blood and urine specimens, as needed Places tubes not requiring aliquoting into appropriate racks.
* Processes specimens to prepare for testing and resulting.
* Measures 24-hour urine tests, records volumes and aliquots for ordered tests.
* Generates labels via Laboratory Information Systems.
* Delivers specimens to appropriate areas.
* Draws blood from patients.
* Maintains proper levels of supplies.
* Enters reference lab results.
* Notifies physician (or appropriate personnel) of critical values and documents notification.
* Maintains cleanliness of work area and follows established safety and infection control procedures.
* May transport specimens, reports or supplies between various offsite locations

What Does A Laboratory Aide Do At University of Alaska

* Essential
* This is a Student Assistant A, Step 6 $9
* hr Labor Pool at KBC.
* Hours are 4
* per week.
* Duties/Responsibilities: Assist Lab Technician in inventory/organization of laboratory equipment and materials for Ceramics, Art, and laboratory classes; organize and label equipment; wash, organize and put away glassware; return materials to appropriate storage location; set up lab stations for classes; assist with stockroom inventory, filing and data entry; other duties as assigned

What Does A Laboratory Aide Do At Ascension Health

* Prepares specimens for testing/analysis or shipment to external laboratories.
* Performs data entry and tracks specimens.
* Maintains specimen handling and testing supplies.
* Performs proper disposal of specimens.
* Performs clerical and/or office support as required.
* Identifies STATS and urgent testing situations and takes appropriate action to ensure specimens are tested immediately.
* Records daily information in required laboratory logs and performs audits.
* Supports laboratory workflow in all non-technical areas of the laboratory.
* Receives specimens into the laboratory after assessing the specimens suitability for testing.
* Loads automated analyzers as assigned.
* Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied within the Mission Statement:Service to the Poor - support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life;Reverence - respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life;Integrity - inspiring trust through personal leadership;Wisdom - integrating excellence and stewardship;Creativity - courageous innovation;Dedication - affirming hope and joy in our ministry

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How To Become A Laboratory Aide

Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. It is important for prospective biological technicians to gain laboratory experience while they are in school.


Biological technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field. Most colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degree programs in the biological sciences.

Biological science programs usually include courses in general biology, as well as in specific subfields such as ecology, microbiology, and physiology. In addition to taking courses in biology, students must study chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Computer science courses are helpful for learning how to model and simulate biological processes and for learning how to operate some laboratory equipment. 

Laboratory experience is important for prospective biological technicians, so students should take biology courses that emphasize laboratory work.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Biological technicians need to conduct scientific experiments and analyses with accuracy and precision.

Communication skills. Biological technicians must understand and follow the instructions of their managing scientists. They also need to be able to communicate their processes and findings clearly in written reports.

Critical-thinking skills. Biological technicians draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment.

Observational skills. Biological technicians must constantly monitor their experiments. They need to keep a complete, accurate record of their work, including the conditions under which the experiment was carried out, the procedures they followed, and the results they obtained.

Technical skills. Biological technicians need to set up and operate sophisticated equipment and instruments. They also may need to adjust equipment to ensure that experiments are conducted properly.

Other Experience

Prospective biological technicians should have laboratory experience. In addition to coursework, students may gain laboratory experience during summer internships with prospective employers, such as pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturers, or in university laboratories.


Biological technicians may advance to scientist positions, such as microbiologist, after a few years of experience working as a technician or after earning a master’s degree or Ph.D. Gaining more experience and higher levels of education often allows biological technicians to move into positions such as natural sciences managers or postsecondary teachers.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Tagalog

  • German

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Filipino

  • Gujarati

  • Malayalam

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Cheyenne

  • Swedish

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Top Laboratory Aide Skills

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Biology
  3. Organic Chemistry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Set up and maintained lab equipment including computer system, Cisco Networking Equipment, Windows Servers, and other devices.
  • Maintained General Biology lab, prepared biological and chemical reagents and disposed of chemicals.
  • Prepared chemicals for organic and inorganic chemistry lab experiments and check experiments for accuracy.
  • Worked for school credits as a lab aide where I helped students with labs and occasionally lectured
  • Registered and ordered laboratory test from outside clients, utilizing several data entry systems.

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