Re: [Histonet] Degree in Histotechnology

From:Dawn Cowie

  We have 2 FTE's available now for preferably HTL (Florida licensed). It usually takes us about 6-9 months to fill a position - sometimes longer. I still think the Florida license scares people from out of state even when you explain the rules to them regarding ASCP certification and getting a license. Our HT's salary range is approx. $20-25 per hour. Our HTL's salary range is approx. $22-28 per hour. Both positions salaries dependent on number of years in the field, actual work experience, etc. We will probably need to replace 1, possibly 2 HTL's in the next couple of years due to retirement. The majority of my staff are over 50.
  We definitely need another histo program in Florida - there aren't enough techs to fill all the positions in this state.
  Hope my 2 cents helps.
  Dawn L. Cowie, HT (ASCP)
  Histology Supervisor
  Pensacola Pathologists, PA
  Pensacola, Florida 32503

"Meilus, Sheri D."  wrote:
  Dear Histonetters,

St. Petersburg College is seriously considering starting AS and BS
programs in Histotechnology. I will be attending their next Advisory
Committee meeting. They would like the following information:

* Number of unfilled HT/HTL positions in your laboratory
* Average length of time to fill HT/HTL positions in your
* Projected annual need for new HT/HTL positions in your
* Salary ranges for HT/HTL in your laboratory

If as many of you as possible will provide me with this information, I
will be glad to represent you at the meeting.

Thanks and good luck to all of us!


Sheri Meilus, HT(ASCP)QIHC

Anatomic Pathology Supervisor

Bay Pines VAMC Bay Pines, FL 33744 

727-398-6661 4596

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