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Cytogenetic Technologists

Overview

Cytogenetic technologists research chromosomes in biological samples to analyze for genetic diseases and disorders. They use microscopes and various medical imaging equipment to study samples such as bodily fluids, bone marrow, blood, tissue, and other genetic material from patients. Cytogenetic technologists maintain records and write reports of their studies. They consult with other laboratory workers and pathologists. Most technologists work in private medical laboratories or in the laboratories of hospitals or research facilities. According to the Department of Labor, there are approximately 166,730 medical and clinical laboratory technologists, including cytogenetic technologists, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Technical

Career Ladder
Cytogenetics Laboratory Owner

Cytogenetics Technologist Supervisor

Cytogenetics Technologist

Cytogenetics Technologist Assistant

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