Histotechnologist minimum education requirement: a high school diploma and completion of accredited histology program. If you go on to earn a baccalaureate degree, you can advance to the histotechnologist (HTL) level.
To_prepare for a career as a histotechnologist or histotechnician, you should get a solid foundation in high school sciences — biology, chemistry, math and computer science. You’ll need clinical education in a program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) or an associate degree from a community college and training at a hospital. Preparing for a career as a histotechnologist or histotechnician is a good investment in your future. Your education will prepare you directly for a job. While you’re going to school, you may be able to work part time in a laboratory to earn extra money. And you could start working full time the day after you graduate.
An Associate of Science in Histotechnology degree is offered to graduates of the certificate program and to Histotechnology practitioners who have previously earned certification as a Histologic Technician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) from the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.