[Histonet] uncertified histotechs
catbo50 <@t> yahoo.com
Wed Feb 11 16:39:10 CST 2009
wow! I've been sitting here reading these opinions and had to get my 35 years worth. I was a histotech long before I was a certified histotech. After 25 years of doing histology, I decided to get my certification for my own gratification, however in doing so it also made quit a difference in my pay scale but did not make me a better histotech as I feel my experience in the field was worth more than that piece of paper. I will put my slides up against anyone else, the ones before my certification and after. I have in the last 2 years had a cytotech who I have crosstrained in histology and she can put out a pretty good slide also. I do not know if she will take the certification or not, but she can work in my lab anytime. I have also in the last 2 years started doing IHC's. I hope to take my certification in IHC sometime in the next 25 years, however, my pathologists are quite pleased with my work.
Cathy Boyd HT(ASCP)
Beaufort County Medical Center
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