Histology Technicians

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Histologic Technician, Histology Technician

What they do:
Prepare histological slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis by pathologists. May assist with research studies.
On the job, you would:
  • Archive diagnostic material, such as histologic slides and blocks.
  • Cut sections of body tissues for microscopic examination, using microtomes.
  • Embed tissue specimens into paraffin wax blocks, or infiltrate tissue specimens with wax.


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People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • Cerner Millennium
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology

Label making software

  • Brady Specimen Labeling System
  • Specimen labeling system software

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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