What does a Histology Tech do?

Histotechnologists are technicians who organize and prepare samples in a medical laboratory or research facility. They get samples and slides ready for analysis by a pathologist or other specialist. They are responsible for maintaining quality control standards in the laboratory, abiding by all sanitation and sterilization protocol, and ensuring all processes adhere to department policies and regulations. They prepare solutions and other materials, and maintain and clean lab equipment and tools.

Histotechnologists typically have at least an associate degree in biology or have completed a histotechnology training program. They also have obtained a Histotechnologist certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. They typically have a background as a lab assistant or other support roles. These positions require meticulous attention to detail and in-depth understanding of lab safety and sanitation procedures.

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How much does a Histology Tech make?

$77,384 /yr
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Read what Histology Tech professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Histology Technician
Jun 24, 2020

“Can't really think of cons maybe high volume workload but great teams of folks to help get the job done.”

Boston ScientificBoston Scientific
Histotechnologist II
May 24, 2021

“and the health insurance is not the best.”

Aug 7, 2020

“I really enjoyed my co workers and opportunities to learn.”

Brigham and Women's HospitalBrigham and Women's Hospital
Sep 9, 2021

“Good people to work with”

CDx Diagnostics
Histology Technician
Jan 20, 2022

“Great people to work with”

Genomic HealthGenomic Health
Histology Technician
Sep 2, 2020

“Good work life balance”

MyMichigan HealthMyMichigan Health
Histology Technician
Feb 20, 2020

“Raises are not guaranteed.”

Watauga Medical CenterWatauga Medical Center
Histology Technician II
Feb 10, 2021

“The local people i work with are great.”

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