Re: Histo Trivia Question!!!!!

From:Lee & Peggy Wenk

Freida Carson, PhD, wrote a letter in "NSH in Action" a few
years ago, and her figure for histotechs in the USA was
30,000. Her lament was that the majority of these people
were not ASCP certified nor were they members of NSH.

Maybe Freida can enlighten us as to where she go this

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 3:01 PM
Subject: Histo Trivia Question!!!!!

> Does anyone know how many histotechs there are on Earth?  Not US certifed
> ASCP techs only since we all agree certification only does not make one a
> hiustotech, but a rough estimate on how many there are out there?  I
> I cannot give a decent guestimate even in my own area of the country near
> Washington D.C. because inevitably I will hear of yet another group of
> histotechs out there doing some great work and I never knew they were
> there.  I hear of all these layoffs with high tech companies, and it seems
> histology always weathers economic downturns.  You never see headlines of
> "Mass Histotech layoffs" on CNN.   Anyway, I am asked by non histo types
> how many of us hito types there are out there and I think I would rather
> figure out the DAKP arkulator before torturing myslef with that kind of
> math.

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