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Technician or Technologist, Histotechnician-technologist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesAccording to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the histotechnician prepares very thin sections of body tissues for microscopic examination by a pathologist.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median IncomeBased on a 2005 survey published in Laboratory Medicine,
median salaries ranged from $44,970 to $49,360.

Work Context & ConditionsAccording to the ASCP, "histotechnicians have an unlimited choice of practice settings. Hospitals, for-profit laboratories, clinics, public health facilities, and industry currently have positions open for qualified histotechnicians."

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Academic High School Program

SkillsMonitoring, Instructing, Active Listening, Time Management, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesFinger Dexterity, Visual Color Discrimination, Arm-Hand Steadiness, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension