Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians

General Information

Description

Prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May assist in research studies.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 47%
  • Bachelor's degree 25%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • High school 7%
  • Some college 2%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • Post-master's certificate 2%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%

Knowledge

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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