Cytotechnologist

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Cytotechnologists prepare slides of body cells and examine these cells with a microscope for abnormalities that may signal the beginning of a cancerous growth. Cytotechnologists are a type of medical laboratory technologist.

Career Outlook: 
Career Outlook data is specific to New Hampshire State.
Number of Jobs 2010: 
518
Number of Projected Jobs 2020: 
535
Jobs Percentage Change: 
3.3%
Total Annual Openings: 
12
Growth Outlook: 
Less Favorable
June 2013 Entry Level Wage: 
$22.94
June 2013 Mean Wage: 
$29.46
June 2013 Experienced Wage: 
$32.71
Salary Range: 
$40,000 - $60,000
Education Requirements: 
Programs: 
Time to Complete: 
2 years

Education Levels:

School Type: 
New Hampshire Community College
License and Certification Requirements: 
Coding Certification Required: 
Optional
Coding License Required: 
No
Certification(s) Required: 
No
Major Optional Certifications: 
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC)
License Required: 
No
Career Categories: 

Types of Work:

Workplace Environment: 
Laboratory
Types of Interaction: 
Independently