RE: [Histonet] Problems with certification

From:"Patsy Ruegg"

If you are certified in the UK as a histotech, I would think that you would
not have any trouble getting a job in the US, as Barry points out the UK
certification is usually much more in deapth than US.

Patsy Ruegg, HT(ASCP)QIHC
IHCtech, LLC
Fitzsimmons BioScience Park
12635 Montview Blvd. Suite 216
Aurora, CO 80010
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Rittman,
Barry R
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:38 AM
To: histonet
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Problems with certification

In general I have found that Histotechs trained in the UK are highly
regarded. The UK training is generally more formal with practical
examinations that are extensive.
Are you histo certified in the UK?
If so I think that you will not have much of a problem finding a job here,
USA certified or not.
Have to be careful to research cost of living etc., as medical insurance
takes a big bite.  Also conditions of employment including career
opportunities and type and quantity of work, supervisory role etc.
Good luck

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Larry Woody
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:26 AM
To: Meryl Roberts;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Problems with certification

Not sure who you talked to but there are plenty of places here in the US
that will hire a tech without being certified. I can't tell you how many
people I've worked with that were not certified, some good some not so good
but keep trying and good luck.

Meryl Roberts  wrote:Hi there,

I am a histologist in the UK with nearly 7 years experience, but I wish to
move to the USA. However I'm having terrible problems finding work as it

seems it's virtually impossible for me to become certified in the USA as

none of my work experience is in an American lab- I've spoken to the ASCP
and the NCA and they both say that I'm not elligeable to apply, and I'm
currently waiting to hear back from the AMT (fingers crossed!) there
any way I can become certified or should I just give up? I'm starting to get
a bit despondant.

sincerely, Meryl Roberts.

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