MEDICAL LABORATORY SPECIALIST

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

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Job Description OVERVIEW

The medical laboratory specialist conducts tests on the tissue, blood and body fluids of patients.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform elementary blood banking and clinical laboratory procedures in hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, serology, bacteriology, parasitology and urinalysis
  • Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture
  • Pack, unpack, inspect, store and distribute blood and blood products
  • Assemble, disassemble and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Job RequirementsTRAINING

    Job training for a medical laboratory specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice-testing specimens. 

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Medical laboratory procedures
    • Study of human parasites and diseases
    • Laboratory administration and record keeping
    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in biology, chemistry and algebra
    • Ability to follow detailed procedures precisely