How to Become a Histology Technologist

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Histology Technologist

What does a Histology Technologist do?

A Histology Technologist performs complex histological procedures used to prepare specimens of tissue for examination and analysis by a Pathologist. Performs grossing, processing, embedding, microtomy, and both routine and multiple staining of samples. Being a Histology Technologist performs quality control on completed slides. Identifies problems that may affect diagnosis and results. Additionally, Histology Technologist records observations from tests. Documents maintenance of instruments and equipment used in the lab. Complies with established laboratory policies for universal precautions and safety. Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically requires completion of an accredited histotechnology program. Requires ASCP Histotechnologist certification (HTL). Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Histology Technologist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Histology Technologist Medical Laboratory will increase 16 % over 5 years.

12/02/2019: Newark, NJ

We are looking for a Histology Technologist for the Surgical Pathology Department in St.

01/17/2020: Petaluma, CA

We are seeking a dynamic motivated laboratory based Histology Technologist like you to join our organization.

01/23/2020: Santa Maria, CA

Are you a Histology Technologist with extensive experience preparing tissue slides for microscopic evaluation using specialized techniques?  If so, learn more about how you can join the team within the Pathology Laboratory at ICON Central Laboratories which is dedicated exclusively to central laboratory testing and the associate services for clinical trials.

02/13/2020: Seattle, WA

About the Immuno-Histology Technology role within ICON.

11/27/2019: Allentown, PA
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Histology Technologist

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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Histology Technologist

Best colleges and universities for Histology Technologist

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • Cooper Union
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Histology Technologist

Is being a Histology Technologist Worth it?

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Must have knowledge of all areas of histology and experience working with frozen sections.

03/04/2020: Saint Cloud, MN

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12/13/2019: Lansing, MI

Position Summary The HistologyTechnologist Per Diem is responsible for preparing and processing… 2 years of training in an approved institution or 3 years Histology work experience.

01/10/2020: Boca Raton, FL

Job DescriptionAs a Histology Technician you will perform routine cutting and staining of surgical specimens including frozen sections and special st….

02/29/2020: Gastonia, NC

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12/14/2019: Jackson, MS
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Histology Technologist

What skills do you need to be a Histology Technologist?

This is not a management position, but still requires important skills in order to fully execute the role.  A keen understanding of the following is necessary for the role: Aseptic Technique, Clinical Laboratory Testing, Laboratory Equipment Operation, Laboratory Practice Quality Assurance (LPQA), Laboratory Results Reporting, Medical Laboratory Record Management, Microscopy, Medical Specialty: Pathology.  Some of the more basic skills utilized in this role include: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Software.  These skills are certainly important to the role, but keep in mind, fit into a company culture and environment is often just as important.

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Full Time Histology Technician opportunity with a great laboratory in Wisconsin.

12/10/2019: Pierre, SD

HT/L ASCP certification or completion of Histology Technician training course and eligible to sit for the exam is required.

01/11/2020: Chico, CA

Proficient in the nomenclature of human anatomy as it pertains to histology specimens.

02/09/2020: Monterey, CA

Needs to be proficient in the nomenclature of human anatomy as it pertains to the histology specimens.* Maintains the gross room, in an organized well-stocked and clean condition.* Dispose of specimens following OSHA and State guidelines.

01/28/2020: Elkhart, IN

Monitors QC trends and keeps supervisor informed.* Demonstrates understanding of section's proficiency monitoring system.* Performs and documents scheduled and unscheduled equipment maintenance within expected time frame.* Successfully teaches other technologists how to use control/patient results and equipment performance to recognize and troubleshoot most equipment malfunctions independently.* Completes the QA data for monthly reporting.

01/18/2020: Austin, TX
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Step 6: View average salary for Histology Technologist

How much does a Histology Technologist make?

The average salary range for a Histology Technologist is from $53,765 to $66,397. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Histology Technologist
$53,765 to $66,397

Step 7: Find relevant Histology Technologist jobs, and apply.

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