Soliant places laboratory professionals just like you every day into cytology jobs across the country. And we can do the same for you. As one of the nation’s top staffing companies, we have cytologist opportunities available right now, for full- and part-time professionals, in clinical pathology labs all over the country.
With the sheer number of tests on the rise, so is the number of jobs in the cytology field. This is great news for you because it spells continued job growth in your field. Soliant can help you take advantage of this growing demand for your skills by finding you a cytology job that rewards you for your skills and dedication.
As a Soliant cytologist you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of jobs in clinical lab settings all over the country. From major metropolitan areas to small towns, from Maine to California, we have the contacts and resources to place you into the perfect situation where you can advance your professional and personal goals.
The primary and most important goal of the cytologist is to study cells in order to detect signs of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, or other types of pathological conditions. On a daily basis, the cytologist will be asked to examine specimens under microscopes, identify hormone abnormalities, study cells for color, shape and size, prepare samples such as PAP smears, FNAs and more, provide evidence of findings to pathologists, assist pathologists in the performance of FNA biopsies, prepare cells by staining, upkeep efficient laboratory standards and policies, document all specimens and findings, repair equipment, assign tasks to others and work with a team to establish the most accurate results in order to best help the patient. A cytologist should be good at spotting minor details, identifying differences or abnormalities, solving complex problems, using computer systems and accurately identifying and evaluating life-changing information.
Cytologist Education Requirements
Cytologists are required to have a bachelor’s degree in biology, mathematics, chemistry, or a related scientific field. Those who wish to have an edge over their competition in the job market can also pursue higher education from an accredited school. A cytologist will also need to have passed examinations which grant them certificates as part of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The prospective cytologist will need to pursue one to two years of a cytotechnology program to gain the proper knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to perform well in a hospital setting. This postsecondary program must be completed through an accredited school. Other voluntary certifications are also available.
Cytologist Job Market
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 14% growth in the field of cytology through the year 2024, with an increased need for cytologists, pathologists and laboratory technicians in hospitals across the nation. With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, more and more individuals are in need of hospital care, and hospitals are looking to hire cytologists on a permanent basis.