Basic Job Description
As integral members of the medical laboratory technician team, Medical Laboratory Specialists conduct tests on the tissue, blood and body fluids of patients.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Perform elementary blood banking and clinical laboratory procedures in hematology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, serology, bacteriology, parasitology and urinalysis. Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture. Pack, unpack, inspect, store and distribute blood and blood products. Assemble, disassemble and maintain laboratory equipment.
Job training for a medical laboratory specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Trainings at a major military hospital for residency training, including practice-testing specimens. Possible locations include:
ASVAB Score Required: 106 in aptitude area ST
Security Clearance: None
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 323222
- Normal color vision required
- Successful completion of high school level chemistry and algebra or proficiency exams recognized by an Army Education Center. Official high school/college transcripts required.
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists