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Histology Technician
Ref No.: 16-04835
Location: Oakland, California
Start Date: 06/22/2016
Under the supervision of laboratory technologists or physicians, histology technicians freeze and cut thin tissue samples to analyze under a microscope. They secure the slice sample on a slide and use specialized dyes to stain it, bringing out cellular structures and allowing pathologists, physicians, or research scientists to identify abnormal cells and monitor cell function. Histology technicians must also be familiar with many types of lab equipment and monitor it for signs of disrepair.