Diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. Study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. May perform autopsies.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Analytical Thinking * Integrity * Achievement/Effort * Independence * Stress Tolerance * Initiative * Persistence * Cooperation

Representative Tasks * Write pathology reports summarizing analyses, results, and conclusions. * Diagnose diseases or study medical conditions using techniques such as gross pathology, histology, cytology, cytopathology, clinical chemistry, immunology, flow cytometry, or molecular biology. * Examine microscopic samples to identify diseases or other abnormalities.


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Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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