RE: The future of Histotechs
|From:||Vinnie Della Speranza |
I am gratified to hear that you and your coworkers have achieved higher
education and certification. this will be key for a secure future in the
discipline. Many never imagined that the much of what we do in histology could
be automated. However, next year Sakura will begin shipping an instrument that
automatically embeds tissuues., Can an instrument that automatically sections
tissue blocks be very far away?
all the more reason for histotechs to be educated and versatile and to
remain current with technological advances.
Vinnie Della Speranza
10/23/02 06:35PM >>>
a youngsters view. . .
I received a BS in biology and found my career
path in Histology. In addition, my college offered a semester long
histology course-which I took not knowing what I was getting my self into-ha:) I
currently work in a contract lab that concentrates on animal tissues.To add some
demographics from my place of employment the majority of my coworkers are 30 and
younger -4 have their BS in biology with a HTL, 8 more employees with a BS in
biology and 5 with A.S. in histology with their HT. From other comments I assume
this is unusual, but maybe this will give some hope that there are some
youngsters learning the trade.I didn't know about Histology until my college
course. Perhaps, getting colleges and universities to offer courses would be an
avenue to open up more career paths.
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