|From:||"Klassen, Shannon SDH" <email@example.com>|
I feel the need to reply - I do not have a University Degree but am also not
a technician, I am a medical laboratory technologist with advanced training
in histology. Am I a professional? I believe so. I do not blindly do what I
am told without any thought. I do what I have to provide a service on a
daily basis - all QC, troubleshooting and enough knowledge do clinical
correlation. I am the resource person and at times even a teacher to
pathologists and techs. So tell me what am I if not a professional?
SASKATOON DISTRICT HEALTH
> From: Robert Wadley[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 12:03 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: histotechs
> This question is more complex than it appears.
> Is a professional is a person how holds a qualification in the
> field they work in.
> The cleaning staff can & do call themselves professionals, they
> generally do not require formal qualifications (I believe in some parts of
> the world this is changing).
> I regard myself as a professional, I have an Applied Science
> Degree from one reputable University & a Graduate Diploma from an
> other. My Degree & Diploma directly relate to my employment. I have some
> 10 years of experience in Laboratory Science.
> However, this does not mean an unqualified person with the same
> experience in the same type of position, but without the qualifications is
> not a professional.
> My personal bias is to consider those people with degrees as
> professionals & those without as technicians. The difference was best
> summed up by one of my University lecturers; "Technicians do what they are
> told, scientists have to understand & interpret." Thus as scientists we
> were not in a position to blindly accept any result provided (particularly
> by electronic instrumentation) but to interpret the result in the context
> of the other clinical data supplied.
> Rob W.
> At 15:13 05/23/2001 -0400, JHoffpa464@aol.com wrote:
> >a survey: should histotechs be considered professionals? if so why?
> >not why?
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