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29-2011.03 - Histotechnologists and Histologic Technicians Bright Outlook

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Mount tissue specimens on glass slides.

29-2011.01 Cytogenetic Technologists   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Arrange and attach chromosomes in numbered pairs on karyotype charts, using standard genetics laboratory practices and nomenclature, to identify normal or abnormal chromosomes.
  • Prepare slides of cell cultures following standard procedures.
  • Prepare biological specimens such as amniotic fluids, bone marrow, tumors, chorionic villi, and blood, for chromosome examinations.
  • Extract, measure, dilute as appropriate, label, and prepare DNA for array analysis.
  • Select or prepare specimens and media for cell cultures using aseptic techniques, knowledge of medium components, or cell nutritional requirements.
  • Stain slides to make chromosomes visible for microscopy.
29-2012.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians Bright Outlook
  • Prepare standard volumetric solutions or reagents to be combined with samples, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
  • Inoculate fertilized eggs, broths, or other bacteriological media with organisms.
  • Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating, and identifying microorganisms for analysis.
  • Cut, stain, and mount tissue samples for examination by pathologists.
29-2011.00 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Cultivate, isolate, or assist in identifying microbial organisms or perform various tests on these microorganisms.
  • Select and prepare specimens and media for cell cultures, using aseptic technique and knowledge of medium components and cell requirements.
  • Obtain, cut, stain, and mount biological material on slides for microscopic study and diagnosis, following standard laboratory procedures.
29-2011.02 Cytotechnologists Bright Outlook
  • Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
  • Prepare cell samples by applying special staining techniques, such as chromosomal staining, to differentiate cells or cell components.
29-2055.00 Surgical Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Prepare, care for, and dispose of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis.

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