ERIC Number: ED035739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Work Experience of Certified Laboratory Assistants.
National Council on Medical Technology Education, Bethesda, MD.; National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology, Bethesda, MD.
Questionnaires concerning the nature of work performed and the work setting, plans for continuing formal education, and opinions regarding the relevancy of training received were sent to all individuals (3,282) certified by the Board of Certified Laboratory Assistants (CLA's) since certification began in 1965. Some findings from the 970 returned questionnaires were: (1) There was wide divergence in the utilization of CLAs; duties reach such unexpected areas as teaching, supervision, and X-ray and radioisotope work, (2) A surprising amount of independent operation was reported; 10 were in charge of their laboratories and a considerable number received only minimum supervision, (3) CLA training as outlined in the "Guide Book for Approved Schools of Certified Laboratory Assistants" was generally considered at least adequate, (4) The interest in continuing education was high, and (5) Some personnel who had studied and worked in the armed forces had evidently received a longer period of training than graduates of Certified Laboratory Assistant schools and wanted responsibility above the level of the CLA. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Educational Needs, Health Occupations, Job Analysis, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Questionnaires, Surveys
National Council on Medical Technology Education, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20014 (no charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Medical Technology Education, Bethesda, MD.; National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology, Bethesda, MD.