Re: [Histonet] Re: ASCP - My 2 cents
Getting in late on this, because I've been away on vacation.
As to whether a histotech with a higher degree or a higher certification
should be paid a higher salary -
In my opinion - if they are doing the SAME job as a histotech with a lower
degree and/or lower certification - then NO, they should not be paid more.
The person frying fries at a burger place earns the same money as the next
fryer, regardless of whether they are still in high school, a HS graduate,
in college, or a college graduate. It is the job that sets the pay scale,
not the degree/certification.
If, however, due to the higher degree or higher certification, that person
is now doing additional or more complicated responsibilities - then yes,
they should be paid accordingly. And if they are not being compensated for
their additional responsibilities, then they have every right to grieve
this to human resources.
My opinions, totally. (And no, I'm not saying histotechs = fryers. Just
using it as an example.)
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
----- Original Message -----
To: "Kelly D Mcqueeney"
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re: ASCP - My 2 cents
> I have listened to all of this talk about certification, and no one
> has yet to comment on those of us with degrees. Should a histotech
> with a degree start at a higher salary base? What about certification?
> Considering we are only eligible after a year in the field, we are a
> lot of times neglected as far as base salary is concerned even though
> we do have a degree, but are not yet certified. How should ASCP, or
> even our employers address that issue?
> Candyce Fockler
> > But lets say I wanted to be a Histotechnologist (is that the term?),
> > what kind of education would I need? What is the difference in
> > for a Pathology Assistant, Technologist, etc? Sorry for the simple
> > question, I read everyone's emails about certification and I'm just
> > curious. Very interesting....
> > Kelly McQueeney
> > Robyn Vazquez wrote:
> > >Kelly,
> > >
> > >I have been doing histology for going on 15 years (?) and never
> certified as my own choice. I do EXCELLENT QUALITY work. I was
> taught in the military as OTJ training.
> > >
> > >Robyn
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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