Histotechnologists assist pathologists in lab settings by preparing tissue samples and documenting all information that is acquired through testing. Preparing tissue samples involves trimming, staining, dying, and fixing samples. The education requirement for histotechnologists is fairly low. histotechnologists require a clinical education in histotechnology, an associate's degree, or training at a hospital. histotechnologists need to be certified by accredited certification boards. States have different requirements for certification, so histotechnologists must be certified in every state that they practice in.
Use, maintain, and calibrate laboratory equipment, and keep a clean, disinfected work space.
Receive, log, and document patient specimens and accompanying forms.
Prepare tissue samples by fixing, staining, dying, trimming, and other methods.
Identify and document technical issues, quality assurance, and procedural improvements.