Stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Dependability * Independence * Cooperation * Analytical Thinking * Concern for Others * Achievement/Effort * Initiative * Self Control

Representative Tasks * Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns. * Provide patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports. * Document specimens by verifying patients' and specimens' information.


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Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Certified Cytotechnologist, Cytologist, Cytology Laboratory Manager (Cytology Lab Manager), Cytology Manager, Cytology Supervisor, Cytopathology Technologist, Cytotechnologist, Cytotechnologist Supervisor, Cytotechnologist/Cytology Supervisor, Senior Cytotechnologist, Specimen Preparation Assistant, Staff Cytotechnologist, Technical Specialist, Cytology.