Why Choose the Medical Histology Technician Program?
Medical histology technicians study abnormal or pathological tissues by slicing and staining sections of human tissue for microscopic examination. Our program stresses practical application and the development of job skills, as well as medical histotechnology theory, and is designed to enhance students' abilities to reason, understand, and apply correct principles by teaching analytical and critical thinking skills. The program balances classroom and lab work with time spent in a clinical rotation and provides a strong theoretical foundation to benefit both new entrants into the field and incumbent workers while preparing students to sit for the National Board Certification Exam. If you enjoy science, microscopic examination and helping people, this program and career path may be the perfect fit.
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
Median annual pay in Washington:
$43,600 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
Medical Histology Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Medical Histology Technician program, students will:
- Be qualified to sit for the national certification exam.
- Understand how to maintain certification by completing required continuing education requirements.
- Satisfy employer quality and performance standards.
- Maintain a professional code of conduct.
- Be active in professional societies.
- Safely and effectively perform a variety of HT skills.
- Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with coworkers, supervisors, clients, and physicians.
- Endeavor to increase professional standards and quality.