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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.