Lab technician cover letter

Lab technician cover letter

If you put your career under a microscope, what would the results look like? To be considered for top lab technician jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a lab technician, or download the lab technician cover letter template in Word.

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Lab technician cover letter template


Kathy Jones
Sometown, VT 55555 | Phone: (555) 555-5555 | Email:

February 5, 2018


Ms. Lori Doe
Lab Director
ABC Hospital System
55 Main St.
Sometown, VT 55555

Re: Lab technician opportunity advertised on Monster

Dear Ms. Doe:

As an ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) with two years of clinical experience, I offer a strong match to the qualifications you are seeking for your lab technician opening. I am very excited to apply for this position and join the best hospital system in Sometown!

Two years ago, I earned an associate’s degree in medical laboratory technology from DEF College. Shortly after graduation, I was recruited by DEF Company to serve as a lab technician for its regional medical center. In this role, I manage medical lab operations that include:

  • Collecting, processing and testing specimens per appropriate techniques and clinical protocols.
  • Gathering patient vitals and patient history information such as medications and allergies.
  • Documenting lab data, test results, analysis and other information into LIS and EMR systems.
  • Operating lab equipment including centrifuges, dry bath incubators and blood bank refrigerators.

Impressed by my lab skills and clinical knowledge, my supervisor selected me to help train and orient new employees in laboratory procedures and CLIA-compliance matters.

Repeatedly praised for working with a high degree of accuracy and speed within a deadline-intensive setting, I know how to troubleshoot issues, verify findings and ensure optimal quality controls. I have received exemplary ratings on annual reviews for my command of hematology, chemistry, immunoassay and blood bank laboratory testing equipment, procedures and safety protocols.

I have long been impressed by ABC Hospital’s dedication to service excellence, and am highly motivated to interview for this position. My phone number is (555) 555-5555. Thank you for your time.


Kathy Jones
Enclosure: Résumé

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