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Benefits of Earning a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the Median Hourly Wage for Medical Laboratory Assistant was $22.01.Whereas the Median Hourly Wage for all occupations was $34.00.
  • High Demand: From 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 39,603. while only 41,321 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.
  • 76% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships Available
  • Government Student Loan.
  • RBC Royal Credit Line for Students.
  • There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as HRSDC or WorkSafe.

The Medical Laboratory Assistant Diploma program from one of our featured colleges prepares students for a career in a medical laboratory setting through theory based study and practical training. The wide range of topics covered by the curriculum includes clinical laboratory practices, laboratory math, laboratory microbiology and hematology, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, biology and chemistry. Students also learn about legislations, ethical behavior and safety procedures related to this field. It is also mandatory for students to complete a 120 hour clinical placement in an off- campus laboratory setting for getting practical experience. Private diagnostic testing, hospitals, quality control, physician's offices, clinics, veterinary labs and public health offices provide employment opportunities for graduates of tthis program.

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