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Pathologists' Assistant

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Field description

According to the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants (AAPA), "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)." They perform a variety of tasks such as examining and processing and dissecting tissues.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities can be found in university medical centers, medical examiner offices, private pathology laboratories and community/regional hospitals.

Professional organization

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  • Dec 13, 2013
  • ART179813