NOC 3212 – Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

NOC 3212 – Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

December 8, 2019

In Canada immigration application, the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 3212 is for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants job titles

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B

Employment requirements

  • Medical laboratory technicians/assistants require completion of a college certificate program in medical laboratory science.
  • Certification by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science is usually required by employers for medical laboratory technicians/assistants.
  • Combined laboratory and X-ray technicians require completion of a combined laboratory X-ray technology program.
  • Pathologists’ assistants require some post-secondary courses or a university degree in life sciences and specialized on-the-job training.
  • Certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology – Board of Certification or Pathologists’ Assistant Certification Examination is usually required by employers.

List of Job Titles for NOC 3212 – Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants

  • biochemical technician – medical laboratory
  • biological technician – medical laboratory
  • blood bank technician
  • cancer research technician
  • clinical laboratory technician
  • combined laboratory and x-ray technician
  • community health technician – medical laboratory
  • cytology technician
  • epidemiology worker – medical laboratory
  • hematology technician – medical laboratory
  • histology technician
  • laboratory assistant – medical
  • laboratory technician – medical
  • medical laboratory aide
  • medical laboratory assistant
  • medical laboratory helper
  • medical laboratory technical assistant
  • medical laboratory technician
  • morgue attendant supervisor
  • pathology assistant
  • phlebotomist
  • phlebotomy aide
  • renal technician
  • technical assistant – medical laboratory
  • technical assistant – pathology
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