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Blood & Plasma Laboratory Assistant Salary
in San Diego, California

$46,686 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Blood & Plasma Laboratory Assistant is $46,686 a year and $22 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Blood & Plasma Laboratory Assistant is between $35,004 and $56,377. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Performs routine laboratory tasks related to processing whole blood and blood components.
  • Centrifuges whole blood to produce various components including packed red cells, platelet concentrate, washed red cells, and plasma.
  • Examines blood stock at designated intervals to confirm that all units are in satisfactory condition.
  • Observes thermostats on storage units to confirm that temperature remains constant at designated temperature.
  • Inspects blood units returned from hospitals to determine whether plasma can be salvaged and if so refers to plasma salvage unit.
Blood & Plasma Laboratory Assistant Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Job family population: 157,970

Estimated population of Blood & Plasma Laboratory Assistant jobs: 14,647

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Blood & Plasma Laboratory Assistant Job Listings for San Diego, California

Certified Medical Assistant
Jun 9
San Diego, CA, USA
US Healthcare Solutions
Collect blood via capillary and venipuncture techniques * Collect lab specimens using appropriate ... Conduct Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-waived point of care testing for the purpose of ...
Phlebotomist Medical Assistant
Jun 3
La Jolla, CA, USA
Responsibilities: * Collect and store blood samples from patients * Distribute samples to ... Adhere to laboratory safety policies and procedures * Assist in cross training with front office
Medical Assistant
Apr 19
Alpine, CA, USA
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc
Medical Assistant Department: Medical Supervised By: Nursing Supervisor Location: Alpine/Campo ... Draws blood and processes specimens for test. Performs in-house laboratory tests. Maintains ...
Phlebotomy Technician
Jun 1
San Diego, CA, USA
Medtrust Staffing
Position Details: + Naval Medical Center San Diego Laboratory Department + Blood Donor Center ... We place Specialty Nurses, General Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Mental ...
Hiring Licensed Vocational Nurse
Apr 17
San Diego, CA, USA
A better Solution Home care and nursing
Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them * Measure and record patients' vital signs ... Collect samples, such as blood, urine, or sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory ...
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