The average salary for a Pathology Assistant is $82,709.
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Job Description for Pathology Assistant
Pathology assistants are highly trained and qualified to perform all the functions of a pathologist except for diagnosing. They are crucial to the process leading up to a diagnosis, but, much like physicians' assistants, they are not qualified to provide a diagnosis. Working under the direction and supervision of a pathologist, they are tasked with a broad range of clinical services. Pathology assistants are responsible for the preparation, gross description, and dissection of anatomic pathology…Read more
Pathology Assistant Tasks
- Interpret, document and communicate results from specimen analysis.
- Describe, document and store specimens and confer with experts for complex procedures.
- Maintain and clean laboratory and equipment.
- Conduct analyses and use equipment to dissect, test, examine or characterize specimens.
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Popular Skills for Pathology Assistant
Medicine / Surgery
Skills in Medical Terminology, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Data Processing and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Pay by Experience Level for Pathology Assistant
An entry-level Pathology Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $77,341 based on 22 salaries. An early career Pathology Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,134 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Pathology Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,140 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Pathology Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,892 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,926.
Employees with Pathology Assistant in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 5.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (5.6% less).
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