Re: We need the Associate Degree for HT

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Date:Mon, 3 May 1999 20:59:48 -0400

Ah, the truest difference between "a paycheck" and a career:  a
willingness to commit one's own time (and money) to better oneself.  In
my opinion, an Associates Degree is the very least amount of education
necessary in today's laboratory.

On Fri, 30 Apr 1999 16:08:06 -0500 kkdulany@UNMC.EDU writes:
>---------------------- Forwarded by Karen K Dulany/Eppley/UNMC/UNEBR 
>on 04/30/99
>04:04 PM ---------------------------
>Karen K Dulany
>04/30/99 04:06 PM
>Subject:  Re: We need the Associate Degree for HT  (Document link not 
>I agree with Tim Morken about the need  for a degree.  I have an 
>degree and also a bachelors degree and my HT and also HTL.  I believe 
>that even
>beyond the need for further education and having a degree would be the 
>need for
>continuing education.  When I got my degrees we were not taught about 
>.  That proves my age I guess since I have been in this field for 31 
>years.   My
>reasoning for this is my pathologist wants me to begin doing in situ
>hybridization and I know NOTHING about this.  In reading molecular 
>biology books
>to learn something  by myself, its as if I was trying to read it in 
>Greek and I
>have no one that can make me understand the reasons for doing it 
>although I have
>followed the "recipe" and have tried doing it..  Continuing education 
>seem to be stressed at all because here in my town,  we have a lot of 
>people who
>never go and they say they work all week so why should they give up 
>weekends to go to Histology meetings or conferences?
>Karen Dulany  HTL (ASCP)
>Eppley Institute for  Cancer Research
>Omaha, NE

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