Histologic Technicians (HT), also known as Histotechs, play a crucial role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients. One of the primary functions of the histology lab is the diagnosis of cancer.
AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science
AREA OF STUDY: Health Sciences
Degrees and Certificates
Histologic Technician - AAS
Associate of applied science
A Career in Histological Technician
Today's Histologic Technician is employed in many diverse medical settings ranging from hospital, reference, research, forensic, or physicians' office laboratories. Other employment opportunities include working in medical businesses such as medical instrument technicians or medical supply industries. In addition, a graduate using the Associate degree could further their education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Histologic Technology.
Employment opportunities are excellent in the Houston area, Gulf Coast areas, and across the United States and some employers are offering sign-on bonuses for the HT.
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The Histologic Technician Program is accredited with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd.,Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Their phone number is (773) 714-8880.
There are 3,525 Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 11.1% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 213 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $40,000 annually.
Program Outcomes for graduates
Number of Graduates
ASCP Certification Exam Pass Rates
Job Placement Rate
100% Three-year average