What is the future of the medical laboratory

MTLA - medical profession with a future!


As an MTLA, you examine body cells under the microscope, determine blood groups or detect pathogens in body fluids.

The work of medical technical assistants is varied. Routine, organization, quality management and IT are important aspects of daily work.

Further information on training at LADR can be found in our:

Professional profile MTLA for download

Training flyer for download.

You are the link between doctors and patients. As an MTLA, you make an important contribution to finding the diagnosis. MTLAs provide the basis for medical decisions. 70% of all diagnoses can only be made with the help of laboratory medicine. The training prepares prospective MTLA for this profession.

The most important teaching content is therefore the medical background. MTLA understand the biochemical processes in the human body. Your technical understanding will also be trained during the training. This way you also know how analysis devices work.

Requirements:Intermediate educational qualification (e.g. secondary school qualification) or equivalent previous education
Training locations:School education in an MTLA school as well as integrated compulsory internships in one or more LADR laboratories
Graduation:Medical-technical laboratory assistant (state examination)
Duration of training:3 years
Application deadlines:Depending on the respective MTLA school


Where can MTLA work anywhere?

  • In laboratory communities
  • In medical care centers MVZ
  • In hospitals laboratories
  • In forensic medicine
  • In research
  • In the pharmaceutical industry or biotechnology

In addition, such a broadly based company offers its specialists a wide range of opportunities. A direction once taken can be further developed and or you can use your know-how as an MTA in related or completely different areas of our company.

This is why laboratory medicine is so important

I like being an MTA because ...

... there is little routine, everything is developing very quickly. It is particularly interesting in drug analysis because we are constantly dealing with new substances and detection methods. We continue to educate ourselves, work on studies and are therefore also part of the progress and quality assurance in our field.Edda Schnittke


... the doors are open to me in every direction. I initially worked in clinical chemistry for five years. My interest in data processing and laboratory IT grew steadily. I was there when the software was changed, initially only in Geesthacht, then also at other locations in our laboratory network. I really enjoy it. Since I know exactly what our IT has to be able to do, software developers have always asked me. In the meantime I have decided entirely on IT. I can fully contribute my expertise as an MTLA there. I find that very fulfilling.André Schmidt

... you have so many options. After my training in Schwerin, I worked in transfusion medicine and the blood bank at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. I now have two children and am here in the LADR Labor Dr. Kramer and colleagues work part-time - I've stayed true to blood group serology. The work can be harmonized well with my private everyday life. I'm here on day shift, but also on late shift.

Thanks to the many advanced training courses, we are always on the ball with our knowledge. That makes it exciting and varied. My colleagues are great and I am very happy to be part of such a team: Everyone takes care of the other and we keep each other's backs free. In blood group serology, both technical knowledge and practical experience are important, because here some things can only be done by hand. For me everything fits together: versatility, quality standards, collegiality and further training opportunities.Nadine Krage

... I had a great chemistry teacher at school and developed a great interest in chemistry and biology. I did my apprenticeship in Greifswald - it was a direct hit. Then in 1999 I went to the Dr. Kramer & colleagues. Since then I have been working in molecular biology (PCR) specializing in infection serology. The main aim is to prove serious illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis. My work is highly specialized and with this qualification I can be used anywhere. If I had to move for personal reasons, I would have no problems finding a new job.

I work 7 hours a day and also do emergency diagnostics services in the hospital. I love the flexibility and that I can combine part-time with my hospital job.Diana Zander


Are you interested in this responsible job? You are welcome to join us in the LADR network internship complete. If you are interested, please contact Jessica Kurtz
[email protected] • Phone 04152 803-123

Your questions about our laboratory Martina Menapace (Head MTA, Deputy QMB.) will be happy to answer you.
[email protected] • Phone 04152 803-181

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