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The total vacancy rate for histology is 8.6%. The staff vacancy rate is 8.8%, and the supervisory vacancy rate is 6.0%. Results show that in the next 5 years, this department anticipates a retirement rate of 12.0%. Staff members have a retirement rate of 11.2%, comparatively lower than the rate for supervisors, which is 21.3%.

When hiring employees in the histology department, most respondents reported HT and HTL as the preferred credential or certifications. Also, 39.3% of the respondents from this department indicated that certification is a prerequisite by their department for candidates to be hired. Survey results also show that 58.2% of staff and 93.6% of supervisors in the histology department are certified, reporting the highest certification rates for supervisors among all departments surveyed. Night (10:00 pm to 6:00 am) and double-shifts are very difficult to fill in the histology department. (Garcia, Kundu, Ali, Soles, 2018).

Garcia, E., Kundu, I, Ali, A., Soles, Ryan. (2018). American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Volume 149, Issue 5, 29 March 2018, Pages 387–400,