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can you take online certification for a lab technician?

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Jacquelyn’s Answer

Hi!

Some positions can actually obtain certifications online! I got my CPR certification 100% online with the American Heart Association! Other certifications you could get include: phlebotomy, certificed nursing assistant, home care, basic life support training and more!
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Melody’s Answer

Hello Keshaun,

It is great that you are looking into your future options. There are many different types of laboratories around the world. The basics of being a lab technician include following instructions and procedures very carefully. They must also use critical thinking skills to recognize problems and develop solutions or alternative approaches. Experience in actual performing tasks in a laboratory is a must. If you are in middle/high school, you want to take classes in the sciences to get an idea what it means to be in a lab. If you are handing to college and major in one of the science fields, you will most like start working a lab setting for those classes. Online certification usually is for those who already work in the field and need to keep up their certificate for employment. Starting out, Michael is correct. Online will give you basic theories and methods of science labs, but actual experience and certification come doing task live first.
Typical Education for Lab Technicians
The minimum educational requirement for lab technicians, per the USBLS, is an associate's degree in clinical laboratory sciences, or a bachelor's degree in medical laboratory technology. Both of these degrees include a variety of educational coursework in a laboratory technician school in biology, chemistry, math, and data processing.
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