RE: Recruiters.

From:Luis Chiriboga <>

"There is a serious shortage of medical laboratory personnel in the United
States.  Twenty per cent of cytotechnology and histotechnology positions are
currently unfilled."
Why shouldn't recruiters be after good quality people? + for those keeping
score,  my vote is YES

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: Recruiters.

Very well said! and if there is a vote count going on, please include me
in as a yes for recruiters and any other labs
or hospitals that want to post their jobs on the histonet.

On Mon, 09 Jul 2001 20:09:15 -0400 Mike Becker <>
> Hello HistoNetters,
> Sorry to mention thius subject yet again but I thnk it is worth a
> discussion.  Frieda Carson had a good point but I agree with the 17
> and now
> 18 including myself that disagreed with her opinion.  We are an
> under-represented, over worked, under paid and often unrecoginized
> medical
> proefessional group; and anything to further our professional
> endeavors-techically related or job recruitment and/or information
> is
> welcomed by me in this forum.  I am always looking for a new
> opportunity and
> many times they are not in the paper.  Also if I should ever move
> out of
> state I could secure an interview without even picking up the phone
> because
> of recruiters with info and e-mail.  I see institutions and
> individuals
> advertising openings all the time on the net-why not recruiters as
> long as
> the net isn't flooded all the time with ads?  They do a service and
> there is
> a crisis in histology related positionas across the country.
> Recruiters are
> smart and savy people who have seen a need that they can service and
>  at the
> same time take advantage of an opportunity for themselves.  I see
> this as a
> win/win situation.
> Because of the job crisis in histo I am afraid
> institutions/employers may go
> back to hiring HS Diploma grads and under skilled staff.  With ads
> at our
> disposal on the computer more people could be placed in the
> appropriate
> level positions.  Many states do not have state licensure
> yet-including NYS.
> We should all be aware that our field could become diluted with
> under
> skilled or on-the-job trained techs who have little science
> background or no
> insterest in staying in histo for the long run (High turn overs in
> hospital
> based settings- like evey 6 to 12 months I have seen-clerks trained
> to cut
> leave.)  This is not good for our field we need stability and
> committed
> staff and properly prepared staff-at least an ASS degrees pref in
> bio or an
> ASS in histo tech related.
> Well enoough of my soap box monolog!! Thanks for reading it if you
> did. If
> you don't want to press DELETE!!
> Sincerely,
> Sue Becker, HTL (ASCP)
> Albany, NY 12205

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