Clinical Laboratory Science
Histotechnologist

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Salary: $34,200 - $50,740
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Hourly: $16.44 - $24.39
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: up to 1 year
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Length of Training/Requirements
To become a histologic technician, comple-tion of a histotechnology educational program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), or a two-year associate degree plus one year on-the-job training in a histology laboratory is required. A histotechnologist must have a Bachelor’s degree and one year of additional laboratory experience or have a Bachelor’s degree and completion of a NAACLS-accredited histotechnology program.

Licensure/Certification

Currently, there are no license requirements for employment in Texas. Voluntary certification for both levels is offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and most employers require certification for employment.


Educational Programs
University or College City Degree*
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston B
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate