Medical-technical laboratory assistant

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What are my activities in this job?
Medical-technical laboratory assistants conduct laboratory examinations of bodily tissues and bodily fluids (e.g. blood, urine). They take laboratory samples from patients, assist the doctor, prepare samples for testing and document the progress of the tests as well as the results. These results serve as a basis for a diagnosis as well as for the prevention, detection and treatment of illness. They are also responsible for ensuring the quality of the samples and analysis methods and maintaining the condition of the necessary devices.
Where can I work?
Medical-technical laboratory assistants work in hospitals, doctor practices, medical laboratories, medical research facilities, pharmaceutical research laboratories, public health departments or blood donor services.
What requirements must I meet?
  • Intermediate school-leaving qualification; successful completion of a ten-year programme of education & training that follows the first general education school leaving certificate.
How much will the training cost?
Subject to certain costs, such as school fees or admission/examination fees.


More information on training


Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training


3 years


Medical-technical laboratory assistant


The training & education includes 3,170 theoretical and practical hours as well as 1,250 practical hours as a part of teaching activities.

Student stipend/allowance

Training allowances are often paid.

State recognition