Pathology Assistants

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From:"Brennan, Liam" <>

> 	Dear Histonetters
> 		I would be grateful if you could supply me with some
> information about Pathology Assistants working in 	pathology
> laboratories. The type of information I am interested in is:
> Qualifications required eg. University degree etc. 	Details of
> training, both formal and on the job training. Details of job content,
> especially with regard to dissection of 	pathology specimens
> (Range and complexity of specimens dissected?), involvment in autopsy?
> and other duties. I am 	also interested in a rough guide to what
> sort of renumeration package a Pathology Assistant could expect to be
> offered?
	The reason being that in our Laboratory all the specimen
dissection is done by Biomedical Scientists (what you call
histotechnologists, I think?). We are in the process of seeking payment
for these duties and we do not want to sell 	ourselves short off the
going rate for such duties, which I understand are carried out by
Pathology Assistants in US 	labs. I would also be interested in
hearing from anyone outside the US who is doing similar work.

	Many thanks for your anticipated assistance.

> 					Liam Brennan
> 					Histopathology Department
> 					Belfast City Hospital
> 					Lisburn Road
> 					Belfast, BT9 7AD
> 					Northern Ireland

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