Pathologists

Job Description

Pathologists are physicians who diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. They study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. They may also perform autopsies.

Academic Requirements

Pathology residencies, which typically last four years, include training in anatomic and/or clinical pathology, providing instruction in autopsy, image analysis, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics and protein biochemistry. Residents are also given opportunities to take electives and participate in research.

Pathologists
$100
Thousand
or Higher
Average
Salary
Low
Patient
Interaction
6.82%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Doctoral or professional degree
Education
Required

Schools

Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221

Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, 64507
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