Medical Laboratory Specialist (68K)
Company: Army National Guard
Posted on: May 5, 2021
The ASVAB isn't the only test that matters in the military. A
Soldier's tissue, blood, and body fluids also need to be tested to
detect and identify diseases. As a Medical Laboratory Specialist in
the Army National Guard, you will perform these clinical tests that
the healthcare team will use to diagnose, treat, and prevent
illness of their patients.
In this role, you will examine blood and bone marrow samples; test
for bacteria or viruses; and analyze tissue, blood, and fluid
specimens for diagnostic information.
* Perform elementary blood banking and clinical laboratory
procedures in hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry,
serology, bacteriology, parasitology, and urinalysis
* Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary
* Pack, unpack, inspect, store, and distribute blood products
* Assemble, disassemble, and maintain laboratory equipment
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
* Medical laboratory procedures
* Study of human parasites and diseases
* Laboratory administration and record keeping
* Interest in biology, chemistry, and algebra
* Ability to follow detailed procedures precisely
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience
to enjoy a civilian career with privately owned laboratories,
hospitals, clinics, or research institutions. The certifications
available to you after continued study and experience are medical
laboratory technician, cytotechnologist, and clinical laboratory
technician. Specific educational criteria must be met before you
can qualify for certification.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the
Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while
earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition
Job training for Medical Laboratory Specialist consists of 10 weeks
of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and
52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both
classroom and field work.
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