Cytotechnology is the microscopic interpretation of cells to detect cancer and other abnormalities. A cytotechnologist is a health professional trained in cytotechnologist. He/she evaluates specimens on glass slides using microscopes.
General duties of these professionals include collecting samples, preparing and examining slides, writing reports, and delivering test results to physicians and patients.
An ideal candidate for the position of cytotechnologist should possess excellent analytical skills, accuracy, decision-making abilities, time management skills, excellent computer competencies, and the ability to work independently or supervised by a pathologist.
Different countries have different certification requirements and standards for cytotechnologists. Employers generally prefer candidates with a bachelor’s degree in cytopathology technology, biology, or a related medical field and ASCP certification. Accredited cytotechnology training is also mandatory.
Following is a sample cover letter for cytopathologist position that will assist you in writing your own:
Cytotechnologist Cover Letter Sample
December 18, 2019
Mr. Phill Lewis
ABC Healthcare Facility
8347 Case Street
West Chester, PA37460
Dear Mr. Lewis:
In response to your vacancy announcement for a Cytotechnologist, with continued interest and enthusiasm, I have enclosed my resume for your consideration.
I have worked in the capacity of cytotechnologist for more than 7 years and through this experience I have become an expert in preparing the slides and specimens for examination and identifying abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.
Furthermore, I am skilled at maintaining the viability of the specimens by using preservatives, freeze-drying the sample, or staining it with a dye to improve contrast and make the cell’s structure more visible. During my previous employment, I have been responsible for testing samples and noting any abnormalities and forwarding the slides and notes to that pathologist.
Well-versed at keeping a daily log of specimens examined and document all findings in the log. Also capable of performing maintenance on microscopes and other lab equipment, which includes cleaning and calibrating equipment as needed to keep it functioning properly. With good working knowledge of the computer system for result entry and data entry and substantial knowledge and understanding of cytology theory and practice, I will be an excellent addition to your team.
I strongly believe that if hired, my skillset and qualifications will translate directly into positive feedback from your clients. An opportunity to meet you and discuss the prospect further will be highly appreciated, I will call you soon to set a time. Until then, please feel free to contact me at (454) 452-4587 if you need further information to process my application.
Thank you in anticipation.