[Histonet] Re: Histonet Digest, Vol 101, Issue 22

Paula araniqkslvr <@t> yahoo.com
Tue Apr 17 14:33:04 CDT 2012

I've recently been turned down for one histology position and TWO 
histology assistant positions. I stressed for the assistant positions 
that I felt it would be a great way to get back into the field (I last 
did this work in late 80s, except for a couple of weeks in 2007). I am 
also an older worker.

I see ads that want the following qualifications:

 is an award winning modern facility. Competitive salary and excellent 
benefit package. Must be able to demonstrate competency in a 
Histological Laboratory. Ability to perform routine histopathological 
tests. BS/BA MT Preferred however AS/AA MLT accepted. (Must be eligible 
for ASCP.)

Medical Technologist
Job Code: 45618
TRS is seeking a skilled MT for this 13 week Histology assignment to start 03/21/2012. 

I have an A.A. in histotechnology, a B.S.
 in liberal arts, and passed the registry exam in late 80s, so it is still valid.

 don't ask for a lot of pay. I've worked for a lot less than for what I 
assume a tech with experience would make, and that is ok with me as long
 as I can learn. I am ready to buy the books to study and learn again. I
 can't even get hired on as a $10 an hour specimen accsessioner. I have 
years of data entry experience but it seems I am not right for this 

I know there are a lot of people looking. I don't know 
what to do. Maybe if an assistant position comes open again near me I 
should not say I have my HT.

Any suggestions? Besides getting younger--that I cannot do.

 I hear that techs are in demand I just want to barf. I know I don't 
have recent experience, but I'm willing to start at the bottom and 


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