[Histonet] Histotechs: how many are we nationwide?

Dolores Townsend TownsendD <@t> childrensdayton.org
Fri Oct 6 09:02:52 CDT 2006

Hello, Rene
I think 49,000 is on the low side. The first lab I worked for (I was not certified yet) had 15 techs, with only one certified. It was a derm lab. There are many private labs to consider, reference or otherwise, doing only Histology and employing mostly non-certified techs so they don't have to pay them as much. 
I think you are right when you consider non-certified to be part of the count: I have worked with many of them who were better than a lot of certified HTs. It's all a question of experience. Besides, there are so very few Histology programs that it is difficult to learn anywhere but on the job.

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