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Tissues in the human body are made up of individual cells, which represent some of its smallest building blocks. Changes in the behavior of cells are one of the earliest indicators of a disease or medical condition, often long before the patient experiences any symptoms.
A Cytotechnologist salary is one of the highest among other medical tech salaries.
Cells, cells, cells — that's the work of the cytotechnologist. With expert eyes, the cytotechnologist looks for the smallest abnormalities in color, shape and size that can be clues to the presence of disease.
Cytotechnologists can work in Hospitals and Private Laboratories, always under the supervision of a Registered Pathologist.
The cytotechnologist makes a judgmental decision as to what is normal and abnormal by analyzing cellular patterns and subtle changes in both the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells while correlating the patient's clinical history.
Christine McCully is a licensed and board certified cytotechnologist in the state of California, and she has been working in the field for 17 years.