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. Browse travel medical lab jobs now and start your travel adventure!
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
- Fixe 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, 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
Traveling Histotechnologist Job Locations
Where to, travel road warrior? Seriously, where are you headed? When there are fewer unknowns, you have more freedom to steer your career and call the shots. Pick a destination and check out the available travel jobs in nearby cities.
Advantages & Perks for Travel Laboratory Jobs
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?
When you become a travel histotechnologist, you can take advantage of the weekly, tax-free per diem to help cover daily expenses, like transportation and meals.
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.
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). Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to make sure that you have all the relevant credentials required to work travel radiology tech jobs.
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 Histotechnologist?
If you are interested in clinical pathology and have great attention to detail plus the ability to work under pressure, histology may be the right field for you. As histotechnology is a rapidly evolving field, continuous learning and adaptability to new technologies and techniques are also highly important.
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.
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 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.
Will taking a travel histotechnologist job help my healthcare career?
Travel histotechnologist jobs are beneficial because it exposes you to different regional imaging procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.