Questions for Lab tech/ laboratory employees (Post-job offer)?
1) How stressful is the laboratory department in a busy, level 1 trauma center/ hospital? 2) Which shift (day, evening, night) is typically the busiest in the laboratory? 3) Is a laboratory technician position applicable direct patient care experience toward PA and medical school? 4) Considering 6 weeks of full time laboratory technician training, how long should a lab tech wait before branching off to a position that involves more direct patient care (without irking anyone important)? One year, 1.5 years or 2+ years? 5) If there are too many variables involved with rescheduling my academic commitments to fit their 6 weeks of training, would it be wise to send a counteroffer to the laboratory outlining the terms in question and my suggested solutions? (I have to take 1 course this summer to remain on track for graduation, which partially overlaps with the training shift that my would-be supervisor has outlined for this position.) Other info: I'm a full-time student going for my B.S. degree in Biology. I would like to apply direct patient care experience toward PA or medical school (my comparative investigation of PA and medical school is ongoing). I'm a nationally certified phlebotomist with about 200 sticks but this lab tech position came through first. Another variable I'm considering is the commute: 9+ hrs of bus for a 20 hr/wk position. Paying to park at work is not a financially feasible option.
Asked By: questiontank - 5/4/2012
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Answered By: Exandolon - 5/4/2012
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I am going to just add that I was a medical TECHNOLOGIST (CLS or clinical lab scientist)(not technician)-that is the bachelors level lab person and I had no problems getting in and doing PA school; and in fact the education I received in my lab technologist training (1 year after a BS) was amazing - I learned more... More
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