Cytogenetic Technologists

Job Description

Cytogenetic technologists analyze the structure of chromosomes found in various biological specimens and their relationship to a variety of diseases.

Academic Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in cytotechnology, medical technology, biology, chemistry or a related field is generally required for this career. The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) offers a voluntary certification examination for becoming a Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG). Individuals who have attended an accredited cytogenetics technology program or who have a bachelor’s degree, previous coursework in clinical laboratory life science and a certain number of work experience hours in a cytogenetics laboratory may take this exam.

Cytogenetic Technologists
$40-60
Thousand
Average
Salary
Low
Patient
Interaction
10.93%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Bachelor's degree
Education
Required

Schools

Southeast Missouri State University

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, 63701

Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive
Maryville, 64468-6001
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