Job Description

Job Title: Histotechnician
Job ID: 668447
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Histology Lab
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


For a limited time this position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! If you are a Histotechnician/Histotechnologist, now is the time to find your place at UPMC!


Sign-On Bonus Details

• $12, 500 sign-on bonus available for a 3 year work commitment.

UPMC is hiring a full-time, daylight Histotechnician (HT)/Histotechnologist (HTL) to help support the Histology Laboratory! This role would work varying daylight shifts.

You would have the opportunity to process and prepare various types of tissue samples using a variety of techniques in a clinical laboratory.

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual education and experience.

  • Analyze problematic and failed results and recommend solutions.
  • Assemble and maintain controls. 
  • Record positive control cases.
  • Assess quality of control slides, positive controls and new reagent lots.
  • Cut specialized tissue such as breast core, prostate, transbronchial and bone marrow biopsies, bone tissue, pediatric specimens and frozen tissue.
  • Fix and embed various dermatopathology specimens.
  • Identify and correct problems with Hematoxylin and Eosin and other special stains.
  • Interpret and apply procedures to new situations.
  • Maintain and submit reports.
  • Order and maintain lab supplies.
  • Perform silver impregnation techniques and special stains for rapid diagnosis.


  • High school diploma. 
  • Completion of the educational requirements needed to take the Histotechnician (HT) exam; successful completion of a NAACLS accredited HT program within the last 5 years or an Associates degree or at least 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 12 semester hours of biology and chemistry. 
  • 1 year of clinical laboratory experience post-training is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Histology Technician (HT) certification from ASCP is required within 1 year of hire.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual education and experience.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.32

Union Position: No

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