If you're looking to enter a rapidly-growing industry with plenty of opportunity, work well under pressure,
and don't mind spending your days in a laboratory working with human tissue samples, a degree in Histotechnology may be a great fit.
Types of Degrees
Histotechnology students usually pursue an associate degree (2 years) or certification program that stresses hands-on learning
laboratory experience. Licensure requirements vary by state. Certification in this field is voluntary but will open more doors for
employment and may lead to higher starting salaries.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in science coursework
helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements,
making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Histotechnology Degree Or Certification
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Histotechnology include:
- Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Technician
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Clinical Laboratory Technologist/Technician was $53,120 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical
location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm (visited June 18, 2020).