[Histonet] RE: Re:peggy wenk comments on HT/HTL practical

Emily Sours talulahgosh <@t> gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 15:41:07 CDT 2011

I knew I couldn't get a job in a lab without experience, so I offered myself
to anyone, anyone at all who was willing to teach me for free.  Luckily I
got an awesome job for a semester (volunteering) but it taught me a lot.
You have to go out there and find yourself experience, you can't wait for it
to fall in your lap.


A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted.
You should live several lives while reading it.
-William Styron

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Eric Eades <rceades <@t> gmail.com> wrote:

> It seems from these comments that not all schools are created equal.  I
> just
> graduated from a one-year program in Histotechnology at Clover Park
> Technical College in Lakewood, WA and I can assure you that no one
> graduated
> unless they 1) Understood, and could preform by hand, every step in the
> histology workflow from grossing to coverslipping.  2)  Completed a
> 300-hour
> clinical rotation with exposure to a variety of automated instruments and
> the production rate expected of a tech working in a clinical lab.  3)
> Demonstrated a respect for the profession and the passion to continue
> learning.
> I pity the HT candidate who enters the workforce with a less thorough
> preperation for what he's in for!
> -Eric Eades

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