Currently there are more job openings in the field of Histology than there are qualified applicants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicts that by 2012, there will be a need for 138,000 lab professionals with fewer than 50,000 being trained. The retirement of baby boomer workers, an expected increase in surgical specimens and the development of new tests attribute to the high demand for qualified Histotechnologists.
Histotechnology is a career with many diverse specializations and job opportunities.
- Veterinary Pathology
- Marine Pathology
- Forensic Pathology
- Public Health
Graduates from the program have the skill and education to pursue higher level job positions, such as management. They may also choose to continue their education in graduate school in the medical, dental, pathologists' assistant or basic sciences fields of study.