Individuals interested in a career in healthcare
Recent high school graduates
Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career
Dive into the world of diagnostics and patient care with our specialized Medical Laboratory Specialist certificate program. Learn the essential skills needed to perform a wide range of medical tests, aiding in the accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Join the backbone of healthcare and make a difference at work every day!
Certified Laboratory Assistant Certification (CMLA)
A Medical Laboratory Assistant (also known as Lab Aid/Assistant, Specimen Processor/collector), is an important member of the laboratory healthcare team. They collect, prepare, and transport patient specimens, and may perform various testing on blood, urine, and other bodily fluids. Lab Assistants perform the tests and procedures that physicians and other healthcare providers order, which are often used for the diagnosis of disease.
Depending on the laboratory department, the Medical Lab Assistant may be responsible for test kit management and quality control which includes proper ordering, inventory, and storage. The Medical Lab assistant role will also include accurate documentation, records management, and communication with other ordering physicians. They use microscopes, cell counters, and other sophisticated laboratory equipment. After testing and examining a specimen, they analyze the results and relay them to physicians
Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.
Online and self-paced coursework
Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities
Clinicals included (if necessary)
Certificates matched to industry demands
Medical Laboratory Technician jobs are projected to grow faster than the national average for all occupations, with a strong demand for skilled professionals in clinical laboratories and healthcare settings.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics