According to the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants, "A pathologists' assistant is an intensively trained allied health professional who provides anatomic pathology services under the supervision of a pathologist (M.D. with board certification in anatomic pathology)."
Pathologists' assistants perform a variety of tasks, such as examining, processing and dissecting tissues.
Career opportunities can be found in university medical centers, medical examiners' offices, private pathology laboratories, and community and regional hospitals.
Oct. 29, 2014