Cytotechnologist

Cytotechnology is the study of cells on a microscopic level to find cancer and other diseases. A bachelor's degree and certification are typically the minimum requirements needed to become a cytotechnologist. Keep reading to explore academic and career options for this field.

Inside Cytotechnology

Cytotechnology uses microscopes to examine cells to discover cancer and other diseases. Pap tests, which may detect cervical cancer, are the most well-known cytotechnology test. However, cytotechnologists examine cells from other sites, including lymph nodes, bladder and lungs. Cytotechnology professionals often work with a pathologist to determine whether cells show signs of precancerous lesions, infections and other malignancies. They may work in physician's offices, hospitals and clinics.

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