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Clinical Laboratory Assistant

Career Description

A Clinical Laboratory Assistant is trained in all aspects of the medical laboratory, including phlebotomy, specimen processing, quality control, clerical and receptionist skills.  Their responsibilities may also involve glassware cleaning, autoclave operation, as well as assisting other laboratory personnel, nurses and physicians.


Accredited programs (approximately 9 months) can lead to certificate of completion.


Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs affiliated with Baystate Medical Center.

Length of Clinical Experience

  • 2 weeks of phlebotomy training

  • 14 days of clinical laboratory training*
    *Integrated with academic coursework over 2 semesters.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Department of Pathology

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution for this program:

Professional Associations and Other Information