RE: The future of Histotechs

From:"Johnson, Teri"

Very good point.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Brunner []
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 8:50 AM
To: Johnson, Teri; kevin williams;
Subject: RE: The future of Histotechs

I think the stats are true. BUT,  I would be hesitant to use data from the attendees of the NSH meeting.  THis is why.  Most Histotechs that attend the meeting tend to be the senior techs in the lab.  In my experience,  most institutions do not send many techs to meetings and when they do it tends to be lead techs,  supervisors and managers.  SO of course they will have a lot of years experience. 

Just A Thought.  

Robert A. Brunner BA, HT(ASCP)
Program Director
Argosy University
Histotechnology Program

-----Original Message-----
From: Johnson, Teri []
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 7:04 AM
To: kevin williams;
Subject: RE: The future of Histotechs

I'd have to say anecdotally, I agree with these figures.  I don't know if it was just the population in just this one workshop, but at the NSH we introduced ourselves and said how long we'd been in the field.  I'd guess that the average was 15-25 years.  The novices had been in the field 1 or 3 or 5 years.  And there were only about 3 or 4 of them.

I do know that in this city, once the elder techs decide to retire, we're going to be in a pickle.  Interestingly, it seems to take a lot to get histologists to retire. And once they do, after a time, they go back to work.

Go figure.

Teri Johnson
Managing Director, Histology Core Facility
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, MO

-----Original Message-----
From:	kevin williams []
Sent:	Sun 10/20/2002 8:48 AM
Subject:	The future of Histotechs

At a one of the meetings at the ASCP in California there was an interesting 
observation. I understand that in the next 5- 10 years between 50-70% of 
histologists are going to retire.
Can anyone tell me if there is definative research and where to get my hands 
on it.
Thanks in advance
A. Kevin Williams

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