- Allied Health
- Histo Certificate
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- Medical Tech
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- Clinical Bio MS
- Medical Biotech MS
The Field of Histotechnology
Histotechnology is a structural science that is concerned with evaluation of tissues, their cellular morphology and their chemical composition. Histotechnologists work under the supervision of a pathologist preparing tissue specimens of human, animal or plant origin for diagnostic, research and teaching purposes. The histotechnology profession is dynamic—constantly developing new technologies and methodologies.
The demand for certified Histotechnologists (HTLs) continues to increase. Currently, about ten percent of all positions are unfilled, with the highest needs in small hospitals (under 300 beds) in the southern regions of the country. The number of job openings is expected to grow faster than average for all laboratory science occupations through 2014.
[Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2005.]
Many employers provide incentives to qualified personnel by offering sign-on bonuses, relocation assistance, increases in per diem salary, educational assistance plans, and more.