Lab Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomist Training at Lamson
Phlebotomy Technician Certification
Lab Assistants, EKG Technicians, and Phlebotomists play an important role in the medical field; at Lamson you can master the skills you need to obtain your first job.
Hands-on, practical training teaches the knowledge and skills to:
- Perform routine and specialized tests
- Prepare and plant microbiology specimens
- Prepare and stain slides for analysis
- Perform electrocardiogram (EKG) testing
- Draw blood and other specimens for lab testing
Get industry-recognized certifications that demonstrate your knowledge and skill and can help get you hired.
Lamson graduates will hold a Basic Life Support For Healthcare Providers (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and HIPAA certifications, each required by potential employers. Graduates will also be prepared to test for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (PH1), Medical Lab Assistant (ML1), and the EKG Technician (EKG1) certifications from the MedCA certifying agency.
Why train to be a Lab Assistant, EKG Technician or Phlebotomist?
With an aging population, increasing life expectancies, and more people than ever before with health insurance, the healthcare industry is booming. There is a growing need for allied health professionals such as lab assistants, EKG technicians and phlebotomists! As a lab assistant, EKG technician, or phlebotomist you can become a valuable member of the healthcare profession.
What do Lab Assistants, EKG Technicians and Phlebotomists do?
Medical laboratory assistants have duties and responsibilities including:
- Running lab tests and preparing specimens
- Planting microbiology specimens
- Performing routine and specialized tests
- Preparing and staining slides for analysis
- Recording testing information
- Cleaning and restocking the lab facility, keeping inventory, and ordering lab supplies.
EKG technicians specialize in electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for patients. EKG technicians attach wires and electrodes to a patient’s chest, arms and legs to monitor the heart’s performance.
Phlebotomists specialize in drawing blood and preparing it for lab testing. Phlebotomists must ensure that the proper amount is taken and that all blood is properly labeled. Although their main responsibility is drawing blood, phlebotomists are also responsible for collecting specimens of other bodily fluids as well.
What is the job outlook for Lab Assistants, EKG Technicians or Phlebotomists?
Lab Assistants, EKG Technicians and Phlebotomists are in high demand!
Employment in each of these healthcare occupations is projected to grow in coming years.
- Employment for lab assistants is projected to grow by 11% (BLS) and phlebotomists by an astonishing 22%! (BLS)
- An aging population has led to greater demand for healthcare services and the professionals that provide them.
- Projected growth of 2.6 million new Healthcare positions in coming years (BLS)
For more information about the job outlook for lab assistants, EKG technicians, and phlebotomists, visit salary.com, or the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Where can they work?
Graduates of Lamson’s Lab Assistant/EKG Technician/Phlebotomist program are qualified to work in:
- Medical clinics
- Private medical practices
- Private labs
Allied health professionals, including laboratory assistants, EKG technicians, and phlebotomists, may find work in almost any town or city across the country.
If you are ready to take the first step towards a career in which you can help people, the Lab Assistant, EKG Technician/Phlebotomist program at Lamson is a great option!
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