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Pathology is a highly specialized medical field that requires specific education, certification and a strong attention to detail. Studying pathology prepares students for careers detecting and researching diseases in both humans and animals. Learn about education and career options here.

Inside Pathology

Pathology is the study of diseases and disease processes by examining bodily fluids and tissues. Pathologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing diseases from pathological samples taken from a patient's body. They are responsible for interpreting lab tests and biopsy results to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness. According to the American Board of Pathology (www.abpath.org), another relevant pathology career option includes pathologist assistant.

Education Information

Pathologists have completed medical school, as well as a residency in pathology. They have also passed a certification exam overseen by the American Board of Pathology. In contrast, pathologist assistants must have a master's degree in pathology assisting. Assistants must also pass a certification exam given by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Use the Study.com links shown below to help you find the pathology degree program that's right for you.

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