Prepares tissue specimens for routine and special procedures to confirm a patient diagnosis. Performs complex histological procedures, records and analyzes data, and maintains and repairs instruments. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. May require an associates degree or its equivalent with 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Must also be certified as a Histotechnician HT (ASCP). Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.