|Activities||According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the histotechnician prepares very thin sections of body tissues for microscopic examination by a pathologist. |
|Median Income||Based on a 2005 survey published in Laboratory Medicine,|
median salaries ranged from $44,970 to $49,360.
|Work Context & Conditions||According 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 Requirements||Bachelor's Degree|
Academic High School Program
|Skills||Monitoring, Instructing, Active Listening, Time Management, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science|
|Abilities||Finger Dexterity, Visual Color Discrimination, Arm-Hand Steadiness, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension|