[Histonet] Histotech vacancies

From:"Vickroy, Jim"

Like a lot of hospitals we have been unable to find qualified applicants for a histotech position.  We are at least exploring other options.  One of the options include hiring someone with a biological background and enrolling them in an on-line histotech training program.  After completion of the program the applicant would take the certification examination.    There are a few schools out there that have full time programs but many individuals are not in a position to take six months off to attend them without receiving a weekly paycheck.  In addition my experience has been that these schools only take a small amount of applicants each session.  So with more positions than students has anyone else come up with a creative way to train and hire histotechs and any suggestions to on-line programs that have been worthwhile.

Jim Vickroy
Technical Supervisor - Surgical and Autopsy Pathology
Memorial Medical Center

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