|Field of Study:||Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
|Description:||CDI College’s Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician diploma program prepares students for the challenges of a career working in a medical laboratory. The program combines theoretical and practical elements of lab work in a well-equipped classroom/laboratory setting. Students gain an understanding of key scientific principles, including the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, clinical chemistry, laboratory microbiology, hematology and immunohematology, the cardiovascular system, including an ECG and vital signs, urinalysis and body fluids, specimen procurement, clinical pathology, cytology, and hystology. Career opportunities for graduates of this program include working in private diagnostic testing laboratories, public health laboratories, hospital laboratories or outpatient departments, quality control laboratories (food testing industry, as support technician), insurance companies as a mobile medical laboratory, veterinary laboratories, physician’s office or clinics, and other types of medical office settings.