Medical Laboratory Assistant graduates are in high demand.
Learning for Practice, Learning for Change.
As a Medical Laboratory student, you are part of the Allied Health & Technologies department of our School of Health and Human Services.
The School of Health and Human Services is dedicated to preparing learners to work effectively as caring professionals on health care teams and in human service agencies. We offer a broad range of certificate and diploma level programs, a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, and continuing education courses and programs.
Our programs are designed to ensure that learners master the theory and skills necessary for caring, safe and effective practice. A variety of clinics and agencies become the "living laboratories" where supervised practice encourages learners to develop the values and competencies required for health and human service positions.
As a Medical Laboratory Assistant, you can earn an average annual salary of $32,000 to $47,000 per year.
Medical Laboratory Assistants typically work 35-40 hours per week. You may be expected to work rotating shifts on the evenings and weekends.
There is a strong demand for graduates and opportunities exist for graduates.
British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science
The British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science (BCSLS) certifies graduates of recognized programs meeting the BCSLS Competency Guidelines and Practicum Competency. They also advocate on behalf of Medical Laboratory Assistants in BC by organizing lecture series, seminars, workshops, conferences, and distance education courses to maintain knowledge and update skills to keep pace with changing conditions in the workplace. BCSLS members enjoy special low rates on all such events and services.
Current members of BCSLS receive professional liability insurance coverage with an annual membership fee.