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Overview

In order to become a histotechnologist, you’ll need to have a bachelor’s degree and certification from a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) accredited program. Certification is highly recommended because many employers require it. The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) offers national certification and testing, which earns histotechnologists the title Certified Histotechnologist (CHTL).

Difference between a histotechnician and a histotechnologist:
- The histotechnician receives their training through a laboratory-sponsored program or completes an Associate Degree in Applied Science Technology. A histotechnician can assist the histotechnologist, but cannot perform many of the higher-level tasks.

What are Histotechnologists like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, histotechnologists tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Histotechnologists by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 35 Sokanu users

Education History of Histotechnologists

The most common degree held by histotechnologists is Biology. 17% of histotechnologists had a degree in biology before becoming histotechnologists. That is over 5 times the average across all careers.

Histotechnologist Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Histotechnologist, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of histotechnologists % of population Multiple
Biology 17.1% 3.2% 5.3×

Histotechnologist Education Levels

60% of histotechnologists have an associate's degree. 28% of histotechnologists have a bachelor's degree.

No education 0%
High school diploma 8%
Associate's degree 60%
Bachelor's degree 28%
Master's degree 3%
Doctorate degree 0%

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