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Technologist, Cytotechnologist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesAccording to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) "A cytotechnologist (CT) is a laboratory specialist who is responsible for examining human cell samples under the microscope for early signs of cancer and other diseases."

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median IncomeAccording to the American Society for Cytotechnology,
the average hourly pay for cytotechnologists was $30.51 in 2007.

Work Context & ConditionsCytotechnologists have an unlimited choice of practice settings: hospitals, for-profit laboratories, clinics, public health facilities, and industry.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree
Technical Certification Program, Post-undergraduate Education

SkillsMonitoring, Critical Thinking, Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, Time Management, Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Operation Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning