According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2017 Job Satisfaction Survey, 89% of U.S employees are at least somewhat satisfied with their current job, yet 40% expressed the possibility of seeking employment outside their organization within the next year!
Even if you’re happy in your current position, it can’t hurt to keep your options open, and there are plenty of opportunities for histotechs out there right now! Last month, ASCP released the 2016-2017 Vacancy Survey of Medical Laboratories in the United States. Though overall, vacancies had decreased since the 2014 study, overall retirement rates are higher, with 17% of histotechs anticipated to retire in the next five years.
That number is even higher for histology supervisors, 23%, leaving plenty of room for you to move up in your career… if you take the steps to make yourself the right candidate for the job.