What does a Histology Technologist do?

Histotechnologists are technicians who organize and prepare samples in a medical laboratory or research facility. They get samples and slides ready for analysis by a pathologist or other specialist. They are responsible for maintaining quality control standards in the laboratory, abiding by all sanitation and sterilization protocol, and ensuring all processes adhere to department policies and regulations. They prepare solutions and other materials, and maintain and clean lab equipment and tools.

Histotechnologists typically have at least an associate degree in biology or have completed a histotechnology training program. They also have obtained a Histotechnologist certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. They typically have a background as a lab assistant or other support roles. These positions require meticulous attention to detail and in-depth understanding of lab safety and sanitation procedures.

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Charles River LaboratoriesCharles River Laboratories
Histology Technician
23 Dec 2022

“Great opportunity to learn if you don't have a degree or any knowledge in this field.”

Boston ScientificBoston Scientific
Histotechnologist II
24 May 2021

“and the health insurance is not the best.”

CDx DiagnosticsCDx Diagnostics
Histology Technician
20 Jan 2022

“Great people to work with”

Brigham and Women's HospitalBrigham and Women's Hospital
9 Sept 2021

“Good people to work with”

Aya HealthcareAya Healthcare
ASCP Certified Travel Histotechnologist
23 May 2023

“High pay nice assignments!”

LifePoint HealthLifePoint Health
Histology Technician
7 Sept 2022

“Pay scale is horrible.”

OU HealthOU Health
22 Dec 2022

“Holiday bonus was equivalent to a 20$ gift card.”

SouthEastern Pathology
Histology Technician
27 Oct 2022

“Great people to work with.”

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