Are you a fit?

Do you enjoy interacting with people? Do you want a job that is fast-paced and never boring? Are you unfazed by the site of needles and blood? Lab assisting may be right for you. Lab Assistants are the patient-facing side of a medical laboratory team. Lab Assistants collect blood, or other specimens, from patients, per their doctor’s orders. They can also perform EKGs and place Holter Monitors to collect cardiac data. In busy labs, orders flow in all day, as lab results are critical in diagnosing disease. Each patient’s needs are different. Patients cab be nervous and/or scared; Lab Assistants are trained to calm emotions, while collecting specimens and performing studies.


Performs activities to support the collection of blood, urine, and other specimens for laboratory testing. Performs EKGs/ places Holter monitors. Works within Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) to manage patient orders. Scans completed EKGs into EHR.

Typical Requirements: 

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Graduate of an accredited phlebotomy school or equivalent experience.
  3. Phlebotomy certification by a national testing agency or equivalent experience.
  4. Working knowledge of Medical terminology as it applies to nomenclature associated with Laboratory Diagnostic orders.
  5. Effective organizational, planning, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  6. Must be detail oriented; able to maintain accuracy with frequent interruptions.
  7. Ability to perform data entry via the Laboratory Information System (LIS).
  8. Ability to manage orders between the Electronic Health Record system and LIS to facilitate accurate sample collection and generation of charges for billing.
  9. Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making.
  10. Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff, providers, and the public. Demonstrate understanding and support for a ‘team-based’ work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. Previous experience working in a fast-paced, clinical laboratory setting performing phlebotomy and sample collection.
  2. Computer and word processing experience.

Pay Ranges

Base Hourly: $18 per hour
Annual: $37000 – $69000

Education & Experience

Est. Education Duration: 2 years
Entry level opportunity

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