Laboratory worker who prepares tissue for examination by pathologists, performs complex procedures for processing tissues, and evaluates the quality of the results.
A histotechnologist receives and processes specimens according to established methodology to prepare microscopic slides of these specimens for subsequent examination and diagnosis by the pathologist.
- HTL(ASCP) Certification preferred or HT (ASCP) certification preferred
- Nationally recognized certification credentials with a Baccalaureate degree in the biological sciences, chemistry OR Nationally recognized certification credentials with a Baccalaureate degree in the biological sciences in medical technology, or completion of a CAHEA accredited histotechnology program (preferred)
- Completion of training at an approved school of histotechnology (preferred)
- Non-traditional routes to established skill level may be accepted after a review of education and experience.
- One year full time experience in histopathology within the last ten years (preferred)