Re: [Histonet] Do you love your job?

From:Patti Loykasek

Peggy - Kudos to you for venturing out into a different field that is new to
you. I think histology is extremely interesting and challenging. As with
anything, I think you get out of it what you put into it. I have been lucky
to work with knowledgeable, generous, and kind pathologists. I went through
a good program that taught me the basics, and have been taught much more by
the pathologists I've worked with over the years. I have a very curious
nature, and am always finding out something new - some new fact, a new way
to do something, a new antibody to work up, etc...
Salaries have greatly increased since I first entered the field. I think it
is appropriate for the responsibilities that we have for the specimens.
As for the cons, I'm trying to think of some. Sometimes the work hours are a
bit weird. Some doctors are a bit challenging to work with - I try to adjust
how I approach working with them & usually it works out. The regulations
sometimes make me crazy, but I do my best to learn them & comply. Along with
the regulations comes the paperwork. I want to know what happened to the
computer age of a 'paperless' system!
At any rate, good luck with your new career. I hope that you enjoy it.

Patti Loykasek BS, HTL, QIHC
PhenoPath Laboratories
Seattle, WA

> I am a second semester student at Argosy University in the HT program.  I
> was wondering what the pros and cons are in the Histonet world.  I have been
> in the service industry in one form or another for the last 30 years.  This
> is a total diversion from my past life and I would like to know what you
> love about your job and what you hate about your job. If anyone would like
> to give me some input, I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thanks, Peggy
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