Cytogenetic Technologists


Analyze chromosomes found in biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, and blood to aid in the study, diagnosis, or treatment of genetic diseases.
Also called: Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics (CLSp(CG)), Cytogenetic Technologist, Senior Cytogenetic Technologist, Senior Cytogenetics Laboratory Director

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Cell Bioscience Automated Image Capture
  • Geniel Genetics iGene
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Genial Genetics iPassport QMS
  • Genial Genetics Shire
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after college
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