Areas of clinical laboratory where they work include biochemistry, hematology, immunology, histology and microbiology departments. They operate various delicate, and hi-tech equipment such as light microscopes, advanced analyzing devices, and computers to test the samples.
MLAs may work in various settings such as hospital/clinic laboratories, blood banks, research laboratories of hospitals, universities and colleges.
- Get admitted into a certificate program for medical laboratory assistant in an accredited college with practicum in Canada and successful completion of the program.
- Write and pass the national certification exam (preferred, not necessary) to be certified by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).