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Histologic Technologist/ Technician Clinical Laboratory Scientist Healthcare
Histologic technicians (HTs) and technologists (HTLs) are clinical laboratory workers who prepare body tissues for microscopic examination by pathologists (medical doctors specializing in tissue disease). Histologic technicians perform such tasks as sectioning and staining tissues, embedding tissues in paraffin or plastic, preparing frozen sections of tissues directly from the operating room, and operating intricate equipment. Histotechnologists perform all of the tasks of a technician and more complex procedures as well. They may do analyses of sample histochemistry, explore immunological links to disease, prepare samples for electron microscopy, or supervise and teach others. Both careers are vital to the early detection of disease and illness.
Annual Pay Education Needed Where to Get Education
$33,000-$50,000 Technologist requires Bachelor's with Histologic Technology component. Technician requires on the job training (OJT) and/or year long program at a Community College or AA/AAS degree. Certification given after an exam administered by the ASCP. Davidson CC (AAS), UNCG-JSNN (PRE, BS, BSMT), WSSU (BS, PRE)
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Education offered at: Alamance CC (Cert), Davidson CC (AAS, Cert), GTCC (AAS), Randolph CC (Cert), Rockingham CC (Cert, AAS), Surry CC (Cert), WFU (ACLS, PALS & NRP Certs)
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