under appreciated histotechs

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From:Patsy.Ruegg@UCHSC.edu (by way of histonet)
Date:Mon, 31 Jan 2000 22:47:33 -0500
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some more thoughts...

we are under appreciated, but it is very difficult to lobby for a group with
so many without certification and so many without higher education

it is also difficult to lobby for required certification when we don't have
the bodies to meet the demand

the lack of certified techs forces employers to take what they can get
(OJT), and it also makes the employers have a negative atitude towards
required certification as they are afraid they will not be able to find
anyone to do the work

i know it is slow, but the best we can do, is what we have done by asking
ascp to change the requirments for certification, illiminating the hs route

i was very encouraged at the first timers breakfast in providence when i
found that all the young people at my table starting their ht careers had
degrees, now i just hope we can keep them in this profession and not lose
them to more desirable areas

patsy ruegg

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