Author: Tim Muma

Published Date: 7/28/2023

Categories: Health Sciences University News

Pathologists' assistant students

Waukesha, Wis. (July 27, 2023) –  Carroll University is thrilled to announce the creation of a new Master of Science in Pathologists’ Assistant Studies program, designed to give students the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to get them into this fast-growing field in a two-year, 100-credit process.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 30% growth in this field from 2020-2030, with a median starting salary of more than $100,000. Pathologists’ assistants are found in a wide variety of medical environments, most often in laboratories and research settings.

“It’s vital we stay ahead of the curve by offering our students educational paths and invaluable experience into high-demand careers like this one,” said President Dr. Cindy Gnadinger. “This program adds to our focus on dynamic healthcare and the need to provide appropriate care to all populations.”

Carroll’s Master of Pathologists’ Assistant Studies program will provide a superior education for students to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become highly qualified Pathologists’ Assistants. Graduates will have the content and experiences required to pass the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination and enter the workforce with medical knowledge to provide optimal patient care.
“This program blends comprehensive classroom and laboratory instruction with real-world application,” noted College of Health Sciences Dean Dr. Tom Pahnke.

In year one of the two-year program, students utilize next-level technology and state-of-the-art laboratory campus resources. To further prepare students, year two is dedicated to full-time internships through Carroll’s broad network of partner institutions, including hospitals, medical centers, clinics and medical examiner offices, to best prepare them for future practice.

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