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ASCP 2016-2017 Vacancy Survey of Medical Laboratories in the U.S.

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Taken from the report:

Histology

The total vacancy rate for histology is 5.60% (Figure 2). The staff vacancy rate is 5.97%, and the supervisory vacancy rate is 3.03% (Figures 3 and 4). Results show that in the next 5 years, the department anticipates a retirement rate of 17.02%. Staff members have a retirement rate of 14.10%, compared with that of supervisors, which is at 23.12% (Figures 5, 6, and 7).

When hiring employees in the histology department, most respondents report HT, HTL, and qualification in immunohistochemistry as the preferred credential or certification. Also, 44.60% of the respondents from this department indicated that certification is a prerequisite for candidates for hire. Survey results show that 57.15% of staff and 81.15% of supervisors in the histology department are certified. Night, evening, and double shifts are the most 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, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqy005