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Career Description

Using a microscope, the Cytotechnologist examines the cytoplasm and nucleus of human cells that have been stained with special dyes.  The Cytotechnologist looks for the smallest abnormalities in color, shape, and size of cellular components which may be early indicators of cancer and other diseases.  When abnormal cells are present, the Cytotechnologist works closely with a pathologist to arrive at a final diagnosis.


Baccalaureate Degree


Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs affiliated with Baystate Medical Center.

Length of Clinical Experiences

Students will participate in clinical experiences for approximately 1 month.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

Department of Pathology

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institutions for this program:

Professional Associations and Other Information