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

St. Louis Community College – Forest Park

5600 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, 63110

Bryan University – Columbia Branch

3215 LaMone Industrial Blvd.
Columbia, 65201
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