[Histonet] Certified techs and so on...

Strauss, Rich rich.strauss <@t> Esoterix.com
Wed Feb 11 15:35:00 CST 2009

My 2 cents,

I have both hired certified and OJT in house trained and else where
trained; I personally appreciate the mix. The experience hands show the
new educated minds the manual skills and to quote an old old mentor of
mine" they either have skills or they don't" 

I can remember having certified techs that chomped through blocks and
required re-training, above all the OJT should be encouraged to get
certified, for many reasons and science courses do not hurt for those
with ART degrees as I have found can make excellent histotechs.

I find it rewarding to still help transform a person's career by having
a field that has "opportunities to achieve from a variety of
backgrounds" This will be gone soon enough and the uniqueness of our
field will disappear too. 

Vive la Histotechs!!!


Richard Strauss HT, QIHC

IHC/Histology Supervisor 

USL-East 201 Summit View Dr

Brentwood, TN 37027

phone: 615 377-7151

rich.strauss <@t> esoterix.com



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