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Histologic Technicians

Overview

Histologic technicians perform basic laboratory procedures to prepare tissue specimens for microscopic examination. They process specimens to prevent deterioration and cut them using special laboratory equipment. They stain specimens with special dyes and mount the tissues on slides. Histologic technicians work closely with pathologists and other medical personnel to detect disease and illness. They are also known as histology technicians and histotechnicians.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Histology Laboratory Supervisor

Histologic Technician

Histologic Technician Trainee

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