Cytotechnology is an advanced allied health career which prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to study cells for detecting cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must have earned a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in the Biological Sciences.
Course work includes entry-level knowledge and skills in cell collection and preparation and microscopic use to interpret specimens. Graduates work in conjunction with pathologists to perform special diagnostic procedures.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate in cytotechnology and may be eligible to take the National Registry Examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Cytotechnologists may find employment in hospital laboratories, universities, and private laboratories.