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Pathology Laboratory Assistance

Pathology Collection
A Pathology Laboratory Assistant assists professionals in pathology laboratories by undertaking routine tasks and performing tests on specimens.

Closely follow procedures and instructions.


Role Description:

  • A Pathology Laboratory Assistant assists professionals in pathology laboratories by undertaking routine tasks and performing tests on specimens. They receive, prepare and dispatch specimens, prepare culture media and perform basic tests.

Where you might work:

  • Your workplace could be a laboratory within a hospital or a private pathology laboratory.

Personal attributes:

  • Having excellent attention to detail is important for accuracy and record keeping in this role. You should be able to closely follow procedures and instructions.

Salary:

  • Middle of the range starting salary: $40,300
    (Reference: National Centre for Vocational Education Research.)


pathology assistant in lab

Career Pathway - Pathology Assistance

Pathology laboratory assistants work in medical laboratories in hospitals, state health and private settings.
Jeyaseelan - Trainee Pathology Assistant

Personal Story - Pathology Assistant

I love everything I do in the lab, whether it’s an easy or more challenging task.