The RACC Histotechnician Program
Do you have an interest in anatomy? Do you want to work in the healthcare field? Have you ever watched a crime investigation show on TV, seen the experts in the lab handling microscopic evidence, and thought it was fascinating? If so, a career as a histotechnician may be your calling. But what exactly is a histotechnician (HT)? What does the job entail?
Why is it so important in the healthcare field?
A histotechnician or histology technician is a laboratory technician charged with preparing thin samples of bodily tissue for examination by a pathologist. This preparation includes cutting the tissue, mounting the slices on slides, and staining with special dyes.
Histotechnicians who graduate from Reading Area Community College with their Histology degree go on to pursue careers in the following areas:
- Industrial and university research
- Marine biology
- Pharmaceutical testing
Histotechnicians can earn an average salary of $61K+. It is a promising and rapidly growing field in which graduates can enjoy a long and successful career. Today, there are more jobs for Histologic Technicians than there are well-trained, qualified professionals to fill those positions.