- Cytotechnologists prepare microscopic slides of cells of the human
body to detect cell abnormalities such as size, color, shape,
composition, and patterns.
- This cellular examination allows early diagnosis and treatment of cancers not yet detectable by other examination methods.
- They then report this information to the physician, pathologist.
- Cytotechnologists follow prescribed techniques in the storage, handling and preparation of cellular materials to be examined.
- Cytotechnologists work in hospitals, clinics, or private labs under supervision of a pathologist.
- They may also work at research facilities and teaching locations.
- Cytotechnologists like to help people. They know their work is important.
- Their work can, however, be very repetitious and they must
always be alert to detect even the subtle and slightest cellular
- Part-time positions are available.