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Pathology Collector Courses

A Pathology Collector takes specimens from patients so they can be tested at a laboratory. You might collect bodily fluids such as blood, saliva or urine or collect various types of body tissue. Pathology Collectors take samples, store specimens appropriately and get them ready for transport to a testing facility. You’ll ensure all paperwork is completed and specimens are labelled accurately.

Pathology Collectors should be able to follow instructions and complete their duties using correct procedures. It’s important that you are organised and can handle a range of administrative tasks. Pathology Collectors should have good people skills and be able to work as part of a team.

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Popular Pathology Collector Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Pathology Collector.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Pathology Collector earn?

In Australia, a full time Pathology Collector generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Pathology Collector?

This industry has seen a strong increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 9,000 people working as a Pathology Collector in Australia compared to 7,100 five years ago. Pathology Collectors may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Pathology Collector?

If a career as a Pathology Collector interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Pathology Collection. This course shows you how to collect blood and other pathology samples. You'll develop the skills to prepare specimens, record them and get them ready for transport.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within medical technician and pathology. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.