A medical laboratory technician assistant is a skilled medical professional trained in conducting lab tests and operating sophisticated lab equipment. He/she generally provides support to physicians and technologists working in the laboratory. To do this, they must run lab tests and prepare specimens that could help identify infections or anomalies in blood or tissue samples. This helps physicians to identify diseases and to diagnose and develop medications and treatments for patients.
A medical laboratory technician assistant typically works in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, health clinics, research laboratories, private laboratories, biotechnology companies, medical diagnostic laboratories, or veterinary laboratories. In order to be successful in his/her /her role, a medical laboratory technician assistant should have technical skills, attention to detail, analytical skills, and communication skills.
A medical laboratory technician assistant works 40 hours a week Monday to Friday from 9 to 5. Depending on patients' schedules, he/she may be required to work longer hours and even on the weekends.