Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (Histotechnology)

The Histotechnologist specialization prepares students to perform a variety of diagnostic and research procedures in the anatomic sciences.

These laboratory professionals are responsible for applying proper histological techniques that involve processing, sectioning and staining of tissue specimens that have been removed from humans or animals by biopsy, surgical procedures or autopsy.

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

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    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Biomedical Sales and Service
    • Cytogenetic Technologist
    • Cytotechnologist
    • Educator
    • Lab Assistant
    • Lab/Hospital Manager
    • Pathologist
    • Pathology Assistant
    • PhD
    • Phlebotomist