Travel Histotechnician Jobs

Make a Difference as a Histotechnician Traveler

As a histotechnician, you're tasked with the responsibility of preparing tissue samples for microscopic examination by pathologists - pretty important right? Absolutely, as your attention to detail is crucial for helping determine accurate patient diagnosis, and therefore treatment.

Working as a travel histotechnician means you have the benefit of doing the job you love while helping fill the needs of facilities all over the country. You’re in high demand, so not only do you get to take control of your career, you can get top dollar for your work while you travel and explore the nation.

What does a traveling histology technician do?

The role of a histotechnician, or histology technician, involves preparing tissue samples for examination, performing basic stainings, and maintaining laboratory equipment. Typically, a histology technician functions under the supervision of a histotechnologist or pathologist.

Typical Histology Technician Responsibilities:

  • Fix the tissue to halt degradation
  • Embed the tissue sample in a medium like paraffin to facilitate handling
  • Section the tissue into ultra-thin slices for detailed inspection
  • Apply different staining techniques to highlight various tissue structures and constituents, aiding pathologists in identifying abnormalities
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment to ensure its optimal functioning
  • Sterilize the equipment and manage the inventory of laboratory supplies
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of histologic lab manuals and procedures

Histotechnician Specialties

  • HT/HTL General
  • HT/HTL Grossing
  • HT/HTL Mohs

Choose where you go

With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

Advantages & Perks for Travel Histology Tech Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel job packages are competitive and financially unique to fit your tech skills and desired travel lifestyle. Did we mention that you’ll know your compensation upfront before you apply?
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Per diem
When you become a travel histotechnician, you can take advantage of the weekly per diems, or non taxable earnings, to help cover daily expenses, like travel reimbursement, assignment housing, and meals.
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You need certifications before you get on your way, traveler! Your state licenses and certification costs are covered, so you can get and stay qualified.
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Travel life
When you’re a medical traveler you get to combine your love of travel with your ambition of your career. Plus, you’ll get hands-on experience in your field while experiencing new things in your locations as you go.

Medical Traveler Compliance & Licensure

Being a histology technician can help you achieve the career you’ve always wanted, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? No biggie. Your training, licensing, and certifications are covered with financial assistance.


Degrees and Certifications

In order to be a traveling medical professional, you need to be compliant in the states where you want to work. It sounds harder than it really is. You’ll get the support and certifications you need in your correlating specialty (or modality). Fusion has compliance experts and career specialists ready to work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all the relevant credentials required to work travel jobs.

Compliance Requirements

Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty.

The three parts of compliance

  • Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
  • Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
  • Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams


Who can become a histology technician?

The journey to becoming a histotechnician begins with a solid educational foundation, usually an associate's degree in histotechnology or a related field such as biology or medical technology. These programs provide students with essential knowledge in areas like anatomy, chemistry, and biology, alongside specific histology techniques.

After earning their degree, you should aim to gain hands-on experience in a clinical laboratory sciences setting. In the United States, many states require histotechnicians to be licensed through a national accrediting agency. The licensure process typically involves passing a state-approved examination. Moreover, professional certification, while not typically mandatory, is highly regarded by employers. Certification can be pursued through organizations such as the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to signify the individual's competency and dedication to the field.

It is recommended that you have 12-18 months experience before applying for travel histotechnician jobs.

What is the average salary for travel histology tech jobs?

The average salary of a histotechnician varies depending upon factors such as geographical location, level of experience, facility budgets, and the type of employer. Based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median average rates for histotechnologists and histologic technicians was approximately $54,080.

Where can you find travel histology tech jobs?

Most histology technicians find employment in hospital clinical pathology labs, where they work alongside pathologists and other healthcare professionals to deliver diagnoses that guide patient treatment plans. Apart from hospitals, positions are also prevalent in other facility types including private laboratories, which serve multiple healthcare institutions. Other potential workplaces include research institutions, universities, and pharmaceutical companies, where you can contribute to the development of new medical treatments and advancements in disease understanding.

What's the difference between a histotechnologist and histotechnician?

Both histotechnologists and histotechnicians are integral members of the medical laboratory team, playing pivotal roles in diagnosing and studying diseases at a microscopic level by preparing a tissue sample for examination.

A histotechnologist, often requiring a bachelor's degree, possesses advanced knowledge and skills. They are involved in complex tasks such as assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, performing specialized stainings, and even helping in research and development of new techniques.

On the other hand, a histology technician typically requires an associate degree. Their primary responsibilities include routine tasks such as preparing tissue samples for examination, performing basic stainings, and maintaining laboratory equipment. They function under the supervision of a histotechnologist or pathologist.

Do travel histology tech jobs offer benefits?

Fusion offers excellent benefits including three Medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental, Vision, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability. If traveling to the state of Hawaii, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for an assignment.

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