What qualifications do I need to be a laboratory assistant?
There are no formal entry requirements for medical laboratory assistants, although some hospitals require qualifications. It can be helpful to have at least four GCSE's/S grades (A-C/1-3) in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualifications such as a BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science.
How long does it take to be a laboratory assistant?
The Medical Laboratory Some states require an associate degree. Certificate programs typically last one year, while an associate degree usually takes two years. Depending on the state, the graduate may also need to pass a licensing or certification exam. In some states, certification is required for licensure.
How do I become a lab assistant UK?
Entry without a degree is often possible and some posts ask for GCSEs or science-related A-levels (or equivalent). Relevant vocational qualifications include NVQs in Laboratory Sciences or Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities. You can also find work as a laboratory technician through an apprenticeship.