I agree, we are professionals and that should not even be questioned. Pam
From: Bill Sinai [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 2:12 AM
To: Klassen, Shannon SDH; Histonet
Subject: Re: histotechs
Subject: RE: histotechs
> I feel the need to reply - I do not have a University Degree but am also
> a technician, I am a medical laboratory technologist with advanced
> in histology. Am I a professional? I believe so. I do not blindly do what
> 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?
> SHANNON KLASSEN
> IHC TECH
> SASKATOON DISTRICT HEALTH
> SASKATOON, CANADA
> > ----------
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > told, scientists have to understand & interpret." Thus as scientists we
> > were not in a position to blindly accept any result provided
> > by electronic instrumentation) but to interpret the result in the
> > of the other clinical data supplied.
> > Regards
> > Rob W.
> > At 15:13 05/23/2001 -0400, JHoffpa464@aol.com wrote:
> > >a survey: should histotechs be considered professionals? if so why?
> > if
> > >not why?
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