Another career path you may investigate in the area of clinical laboratory science is that of the Pathology Assistant. A pathology assistant is an intensively trained allied health professional who, under the direction and supervision of a pathologist, provides anatomic pathology services. This includes preparation, description, and dissection of human tissue surgical specimens and preparation of human postmortem examinations.


  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Manual dexterity
  • Scientific
  • Enjoys working independently and as a team
  • Detail-oriented

Education Requirements

4-year Baccalaureate Degree and successful completion of an accredited PA program.

Salary Range

According to, the median salary of scientist pathology assistants is $93,723 per year.

Learn More

Explore the Pathology Assistant programs Cleveland Clinic is affiliated with.