RE: Routes to becoming a histotech

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From:"Gamble,Marilyn S" <>, "''" <>
Date:Fri, 7 May 1999 14:29:33 -0700

We do have an opening in California, and we do require the HT(ASCP)
certification for hire.  It is difficult to imagine someone from an approved
school, with an AA, (and certification ?) having difficulty in finding
employment, especially if you are willing to relocate. (As with any
profession).   Contact me if you are interested in our sunny environment.
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> Sent: 	Tuesday, May 04, 1999 7:58 PM
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> Subject: 	Re: Routes to becoming a histotech
> I have heard so very often that there is a very big need for histotechs.
> Well I'm a graduate of a NAACLS accredited program & have received an
> AAS degree & had a very hard time finding employment.  In fact I was out
> of histology for several years before I was able to get a job.  There
> are 2 well known labs here, but the histology work is sent out of state.
> There are also several big Pharmaceutical Co's most of which want
> chemists or biologists with BS or MS degrees.  As for the hospitals,
> they've been doing a lot of cut backs.  I love working in the lab but
> have considered changing fields for the pure fact that there doesn't
> seem to be a lot of stability between mergers & cut backs.  The salary
> has not been too impressive either.  I guess I'm just not in a good area
> for laboratorians.

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