Medical Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Assistant Clinic

Minimum Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

Not required

The tasks a Laboratory Assistant, Clinical is expected to perform include:

Arranging and setting various instruments and apparatus in clinical laboratory for conducting pathological and bacteriological studies

Conducting routine tests of blood, urine, sputum, etc. for medical purposes and for diagnosis of diseases

Setting required apparatus and equipment, in position andarranging necessary electrical connections

Preparing standard solutions, reagents, media for culture, etc. by weighing, grinding, mixing and dissolving prescribed proportion of sample or chemical in water or other liquids

Collecting samples such as water, urine, blood, sputum, etc. in clean and sterile containers or slides

Assisting in conducting routine test of urine, stool, sputum or blood

Mounting and preparing slides with specimens for microscopic study by physicians and specialists

Washing,cleaningand drying apparatus and equipment after use and maintaining them in proper working condition

Keeping required chemicals and solutions readily available

Maintaining records and cleanliness of laboratory

Skilled in handling tissue and fluid samples

Efficient in analysing samples to generate data that can be used by doctors or researchers

Efficient in recording lab tests results and accordingly assisting research and technical activities

Efficient in transcribing materials, filing and maintaining all pathology and clinical laboratory files

Proficient in preparing written documentation and files as required by the profession

Effectively conducting lab tests

Skilled in preparing requisition forms and record of specimen to be sent to reference laboratory

Skilled in co-ordinating with mother blood bank for supply of blood and blood components



Good listener

Hard working


It is not a desk job

Need not supervise a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as infections like flu etc., stress on eyes, mental and physical strain and joint pains, if not taken care of

For freshers -INR5,200 toINR20,200 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising income means a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all this it is safe to say that the job of a Laboratory Assistant, Clinical will have a lot of growth scope in the future.


Government hospitals

Medical institutes


Blood banks

Cities and towns across India