histotech, education.

From:"Mohammed, Sayeed"

Histotech do need some college education to become good histo techs.
Let's face it, histotechs need to know human anatomy, microbiology,
chemistry and physics. It is good that there are many good cutters, that
very few techs can compare to them. There are some good techs excellent in
special staining. But to reach beyond these skills and to meet thenew
challenges of ever changing science of medicine, histotechs better be
prepared than just be good cutters. On the other hand ,when some one just
passed the registry exam, it will take them at least 6 months to work with
those non degreed histotechs to be able to function in a histology lab.

M. Sayeed
Dept. of  Spore Pathology
Baylor college of Medicine
Houston TX. 77030

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