Histotechnology professionals have diverse and multi-level functions in the areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, information management, regulatory compliance, education, and quality assurance/performance improvement wherever anatomic pathology testing is researched, marketed, developed or performed. They perform, develop, evaluate, correlate and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory testing and procedures; direct and supervise anatomic pathology laboratory resources and operations; and collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Tasks performed by these professionals include preparing, mounting, cutting, and staining tissue sections used by pathologists to diagnose disease or other abnormalities, such as cancer.
Employers include: hospital laboratories, physician offices, pharmaceutical companies, research facilities, armed forces, and veterinary clinics.
Histotechnology professionals practice independently and collaboratively, being responsible for their own actions, as defined by the profession. The ability to relate to people, a capacity for calm and reasoned judgment, and a demonstration of commitment to the patient are essential qualities.
Pre-admission advising is recommended.
Program Supervised by:
Rachael Hagerman, Chairman
Office: Decker Health Science Building, Room 217E
Telephone: 607 778-5261