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Overview: A career in cytotechnology enables an individual to play an important role in the detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions. These professionals detect disease states through interpreting cell morphology to arrive at a diagnosis. Working closely with the pathologist, an M.D. who specializes in the detection and diagnosis of diseases, the cytotechnologist is a valued member of the health care team. If you are a self-directed, academically successful student who loves science, cytotechnology may be the field for you. You will learn to use basic and advanced science knowledge to enter into a profession that is interesting and rewarding. You can apply what you have learned to make a difference in someone's life.
The cytotechnology program distinguishes itself by the following:
Faculty: The faculty in the cytotechnology department are certified cytotechnologists, some with advanced certification, nationally and internationally recognized within their profession, dedicated to developing outstanding graduates who are responsive to the needs of society and committed to life-long learning.
Careers: Cytotechnologists are skilled morphologists and diagnosticians who might: