Histologic Technician Laboratory Careers
A histotechnician combines technical skills with scientific knowledge to perform various tissue-related procedures in the histology laboratory. A histotechnician prepares and stains tissue for the routine and special identification of bacteria, fungus and cancer and tissue structure abnormalities, for diagnosis by a pathologist.
These professionals also must have patience, precision, fine manual dexterity and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Patient contact is limited.
To prepare for a career as a histotechnician, you should have a solid foundation in the sciences of biology and chemistry, math and computer science. You will need clinical education in a histotechnician (HT) program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an associate degree from a community college and training at a hospital. These accredited programs are six to 24 months in length.
For additional information on the histotechnician program at Beaumont, contact:
Sarah Bajer, BS, HTL (ASCP)cm
Program Director, Beamont Schools of Histotechnology
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073-6769
For more information on accredited histotechnician programs, contact:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119