The Online Medical Laboratory Assistant Program

Train for a rewarding career and prepare for industry certification online.

You’ll always speak with a real human.
Our Career Advisors know their stuff. And they’re super nice.

The Online Medical Laboratory Assistant Program

Train for a rewarding career and prepare for industry certification online.

You’ll always speak with a real human.
Our Career Advisors know their stuff. And they’re super nice.

Invest in Your Future with Medical Lab Assistant (MLA) Training

You’re busy, you’ve got bills to pay, and you’re looking for the job that can help you start a stable, rewarding career. That’s where CareerStep’s online Medical Lab Assistant Program can help. By investing in our training program, you’ll develop essential industry skills and knowledge that can help you find career success and prepare to sit for relevant certification exams that can propel your career forward. The best part? You can start working toward your future today.

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    276 Online Training Hours (+120 Clinical Hours)

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    Externship for Hands-On Training

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    12 Months of Full Access

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    $36,000 Average Annual Salary*

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Unleash your full potential for a more fulfilling life and career. We’ll help.

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6 Reasons to Become a Medical Laboratory Assistant with CareerStep

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Learn on your terms.

Through online training, you can learn how to become a medical laboratory assistant on your schedule while preparing for industry-relevant certification.

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Get hands-on training.

Our online medical lab assistant training includes a 120-hour required externship that can help you apply what you learn online to real-world situations.

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Prepare for certification.

CareerStep’s Medical Laboratory Assistant Program prepares you to sit for industry-relevant certification. After completing your courses and required externship hours, you can sit for the Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Even better, the cost of the exams is included in the program price! Once Learners have completed the CareerStep program and passed the exam(s), they will be fully certified as medical lab assistants, while programs offered by other training organizations only offer provisional certification upon completion.

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Get hired.

The demand for lab assistants is only expected to grow as an aging population seeks routine lab work and more people than ever are focused on their health and wellness.

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Comprehensive support.

We’re here to help you start your new career. You’ll have 1:1 support from Advocates, Instructors, and Distinguished Learners throughout your program if you need help with coursework, technical issues, and more.

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Expert career services.

Not sure what your next step is after completing the online Medical Lab Assistant training? We’ve got you. Our Career Services can help you network, build strong resumes and cover letters, find jobs, and more.

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An American Medical Technologists (AMT) Approved Program

The CareerStep Medical Laboratory Assistant program is approved by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to fully prepare you for the Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant exam.

Our Happy Learners Say It Best

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I have been using career step for just over a year. They have been awesome. I've been able to receive help anytime it was needed, and the courses have been very easy to figure out. Everyone that I have spoken to has been very pleasant and friendly and willing to help in any way they could!

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1. Start today.

Begin your training right now – no waiting.

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2. Learn your way.

Self-paced career training that fits any schedule.

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3. Start a career.

With industry-relevant training and certification.

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Sign up online now to start the Medical Laboratory Assistant program.

What You’ll Learn

In the online medical laboratory assistant training program, you’ll develop the clinical and administrative skills that are essential to success on the job. Through online classes and a required externship, you’ll learn everything from the fundamentals of HIPAA, to testing and lab procedures.

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Medical Lab Assistant

Learn the different types of diseases, diagnostic testing, and how to correlate results of urine physical, chemical, and microscopic examinations with physiological and disease states.

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Testing and Laboratory Procedures

Learn common techniques and processes frequently used in medical laboratories in relation to sample collection, processing, analyzing, and storage.

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Phlebotomy

Understand common phlebotomy procedures, including patient care, phlebotomy equipment and techniques, and how to prepare blood samples.

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