Re: The future of Histotechs

From:christine lee

It is already happening exactly as you describe. I work two days a week, just histology none of the management hassles etc. Full retirement just didn't suit at this stage. I can thoroughly recommend it.
Christine Lee,
School of Molecular Biosciences,
University of Queensland  
----- Original Message -----
From: Morken, Tim
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 12:49 AM
Subject: RE: The future of Histotechs

Although I'm sure a lot of histotechs will retire in the next 10-15 years, I
don't believe it will be in the 50 - 70 percent range. One reason is that as
the shortage becomes worse, the pay goes up and labs will accomadate older
techs with incentives to keep them working longer - even as part timers.
I've already seen ads for partimers with full benefits. And per diem work
may beome common place. So, more realistically it may be more in the 30
percent range, which is still bad!

One bit of practical experience with this, from another field. My mother is
a retired teacher who has been working about 75 percent of the time since
she retired. The benefit to her is she gets to pick her assignment, is given
full benefits and doesn't worry about all the extra stuff teachers have to
do these days. i thing something similar will happen with histotechs.

Tim Morken

-----Original Message-----
From: kevin williams []
Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2002 9:48 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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