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Date:Mon, 28 Jun 1999 05:40:55 -0400
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Regarding my previously sent message. . . 

The "you" was meant to be a generic "you", as in
"All histotechs who . . ". 

One of those situations of . . . "I know what I
meant to say, . . ."

Sorry about any confusion. 

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)

"Wenk, Lee & Peggy" wrote:
> Is going for the HTL worth it?
> Yes and no. If you've been working in the field for decades as you've
> indicated, have the job position you want where you are working, don't
> plan on going for a higher supervisor position, know you will never
> move to another location, town or hospital, and know that your
> hospital isn't planning on downsizing, then, you are probably right,
> it is not worth it.
> However, if you look in "Advance", many of the jobs for supervisor
> now require a BS and/or HTL. And several Histonetters have written
> to this listserv on how they have been denied supervisory positions
> because they do not have the BS/BA degree, and/or the HTL. Some
> of these positions for histology supervisors have been filled with
> MT or CT, because they have the degree. In several hospitals
> around here, the hospital laid off 1/2 the lab supervisors, and
> made the remaining supervisors be in charge of 2 labs. In all the
> cases, the hospital laid off the histotech supervisor, and put
> a med tech supervisor over histology. The histology supervisors
> did not have the BA/BS degrees, while the MT's did.
> Would it have been worth it in these cases to have the BA/BS and
> the HTL? I would like to think - yes.
> Just my opinion, for whatever it's worth.
> ***********************
> Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
> William Beaumont Hospital
> Royal Oak, MI 48073
> Ginny Achstetter wrote:
> >
> > Thanks to all who responded about the requirements for the HTL.  I guess it
> > isn't really worth it for someone who has been in the field for decades.

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