Histotechnologists & Histologic Technicians


Prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May assist in research studies.
Also called: Histologic Technician, Histology Specialist, Histology Technician, Histotechnologist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
  • management

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Label making software
  • Brady Specimen Labeling System
  • Specimen labeling system software
    Medical software
  • Laboratory information system LIS
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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