Travel Histotechnologist Jobs

Make a Difference as a Histotechnologist Traveler

As a histotechnologist, you may work behind the scenes, but that doesn't make your contribution to the healthcare sector any less stellar. Trained to process and cut tissue samples, you take your role in the clinical laboratory sciences seriously as you assist pathologists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Working as a travel histotechnologist 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 histotechnologist do?

The role of a histotechnologist involves preparing tissue samples for examination, embedding or mounting tissue, cutting sections of tissue for microscopic inspection, and staining or treating tissue specimens with chemicals so that abnormalities can be detected. This preparation allows for the detection of tissue abnormalities, which can lead to successful diagnosis and treatments for patients.

Typical Histotechnologist Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tissue samples for microscopic examination by pathologists
  • Fix the tissue to prevent decay
  • Embed it in a medium like paraffin for easier handling
  • Section the tissue into very thin slices
  • Stain the sections to highlight various structures or constituents
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and have extensive knowledge of histologic lab manuals, ensuring quality control
  • Adhere to safety procedures to protect themselves and others from potential hazards
  • Collaborate with scientists to develop new techniques or conduct experiments

Histotechnologist 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
Medical travelers 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 histotechnologist, you can take advantage of the weekly per diem or non taxable earnings, to help cover daily expenses, like transportation, assignment housing, travel reimbursement, and meals.
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Certifications
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 histotechnologist 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

FAQs

Who can become a histotechnologist?

To embark on a career as a histotechnologist, you should begin by earning a Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory or medical science, medical technology, or life sciences. This provides you with a solid foundation in areas such as biology, chemistry, and anatomy, which are integral to the field.

Following this, it's crucial to gain practical experience and advanced education, often through an accredited histotechnology program or laboratory internship, where you can learn and refine skills such as tissue processing, staining, and microscopic analysis. Certain states in the U.S require histotechnologists to be licensed through a national accrediting agency, which usually involves passing an examination. Additionally, many employers prefer candidates with certification, which can be obtained from organizations like the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Certification validates the individual's competency and commitment to the field, elevating their professional credibility.

What is the average salary of a histotechnologist?

As per the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for histotechnologists and histologic technicians was around $54,080. However, it's important to note that the average rates fluctuate based on various factors such as the individual's experience, facility budgets, geographical location, and type of employer.

Where can you find travel histotechnologist jobs?

Most histotechnologists 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 private laboratories, which serve multiple healthcare institutions. Other potential facility types 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 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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