Histotechnologists & Histologic Technicians
Also called: Histologic Technician, Histology Specialist, Histology Technician, Histotechnologist
What they do:Prepare histologic slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May assist in research studies.
On the job, you would:
- Stain tissue specimens with dyes or other chemicals to make cell details visible under microscopes.
- Cut sections of body tissues for microscopic examination using microtomes.
- Mount tissue specimens on glass slides.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- customer service
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- keep your arm or hand steady
- put together small parts with your fingers
- read and understand what is written
- listen and understand what people say
- see hidden patterns
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Label making software
- Brady Specimen Labeling System
- Specimen labeling system software