With a focus on hands-on learning and real-world experience, NAIT's Medical Laboratory Assisting program is the perfect fit for anyone looking to start a fulfilling career in healthcare.
As a student in our program, you'll gain valuable experience in specimen collection and analysis, basic lab procedures, performance of electrocardiograms (ECGs), phlebotomy, urinalysis, data entry, and clerical/reception services. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to complete a 7-week clinical laboratory practicum with a clinical partner in Edmonton, Wainwright, Westlock, Camrose or surrounding community. After graduation, you will be career ready and prepared to take on the role of the “face of the lab” in public and private healthcare facilities, interacting with technologists, physicians and the public.
As healthcare facilities continue to expand and evolve, the need for skilled medical lab assistants has only grown. With our Medical Laboratory Assisting program, you can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this in-demand field.