Career Outlook

Career Outlook for Cytotechnologists

Cytotechnologists are employed at the professional level in hospital and private laboratories, university medical centers and government facilities. Because of the increased utilization of cytologic testing for the confirmation of disease, more cytotechnologists are needed.

A national shortage of cytotechnologists continues to pose a formidable challenge to laboratories regardless of size or geographic location. Positions are available throughout the country in both urban and rural settings. UNMC Cytotechnology graduates have found successful, fulfilling careers.

Due to various vacancy rates around the country, some employers are now offering tuition payment and sign-on bonuses for employment contracts either at the time of Cytotechnology program entry or upon graduation. The average starting salary for a new UNMC graduate is approximately $65,000/yr (in the Midwest).