Histologic Technician Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of histotechnologists and other clinical laboratory scientists, to prepare and process tissue samples and perform routine histologic procedures and tests.

Includes instruction in fixation, dehydration, embedding, sectioning, decalcification, microincineration, mounting, routine and special steaming, laboratory mathematics, laboratory procedures and safety, instrumentation and microscopy, computer applications, preparation of museum specimens, and recording and administrative procedures.

What can you do with a major/degree in Histologic Technician Major?

In the capacity of a Histologic Technician, it is your job to keep accurate records, use stains to create sample slides, and cut tissue sections for examination under the supervision of a histotechnologist.


Job opportunities for Histologic Technician are very likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a five-seven percent (5-7%) growth 2019-2029.

To enter this field, the educational requirements for a Histologic Technician, at minimum, is an associate degree.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Histologic Technician Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


Publications/Magazines in Histologic Technician Major