1. Skip to content



Diagnose diseases using laboratory techniques.

Pathologists are health care professionals who specialize in using human specimens (such as blood or tissues) to diagnose diseases. They work in laboratories, examining and testing specimens with special equipment or materials. They diagnose diseases using techniques such as histology, cytology, immunology, and others.

Wages Data not available
Outlook Data not available
Education & Training Graduate degree (any type) is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Therapeutic Services
Similar Careers
  1. Hospitalists
  2. College Health Specialties Teachers
  3. Pharmacists
Find Jobs


Want to explore more careers?


O*NET in-it

This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.