RE: [Histonet] Salary / Temp positions

From:Judy Collins

What about the nontraditional learning programs such as Indiana University's?  Our laboratory has helped 5 prospective techs through the past few years to become histotechnicians through their program.  The program is 10 months long at a very reasonable cost and the candidates are eligible to sit for the ASCP at the end of the program.  I believe there are some other similar programs as well.

Judy Collins
Palm Beach Pathology

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Cindy DuBois
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 1:13 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Salary / Temp positions

If we think about the cost of 2-4 years of college to obtain a degree in
order to qualify for the Histology test, most of us would be in debt when
finished.  Then look at our salary and you can see how the requirements just
aren't supported by the salary.  Most of the students will come out of
college owing on student loans.  The salaries they would receive as new
histotech would allow them to pay off their student loanswhile maintaining a
decent living (at least here in CA).
With both my sons in college (using student loans) we had to take a serious
look at the final amount they will owe when the graduate and compare it to
what they would be earning.
I am not sure what the solution is.  Any ideas?

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