Question by : What kind of schooling does a pathology aide need?
I called my local morgue to ask about becoming a morgue attendant, or even a volunteer, and the mortician said i need a to become a pathology aide first.
so does anybody know what courses that requires?
Or a site that would include it?
also, how long does it take to get that degree?
Answer by Susan Miles
Pathology assistants must graduate from an accredited pathology assistant program. Most pathology assistants have a bachelor degree in a science related area and some employers prefer applicants with a master degree. Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, histology, general and clinical pathology, and microbiology. Pathology assistants must stay up to date on the latest advances in the field.
Some states require pathology assistants to be licensed. Pathology assistants can gain certification from the American Association of Pathologists Assistants (AAPA) or the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Certification requirements include completion of an accredited pathology assistant program, minimum experience, and passing a written examination. Pathology assistants must complete continuing education courses to maintain their certifications.
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