The career

A Career in Histopathology

Histopathology is a challenging and rewarding career. Attention to detail, problem solving and the ability to integrate diverse sources of information are all required along with a solid understanding of pathological processes and how they manifest as disease. In this section you can read about the experiences of current consultants, their reasons for choosing the speciality, what they like and dislike about the day to day work and where histopathology is headed in the future.

To learn about the history and development of histopathology, and some of the important issues affecting the speciality visit ‘Conversations With Pathologists’. This is a series of interviews with prominent pathologists by Sue Armstrong and hosted by The Pathological Society.

The best way to find out if a career in histopathology is for you is to GET EXPERIENCE!

To learn more about a career in histopathology, follow the links below:

‘So you want to be a histopathologist?’ – Joe Houghton, Consultant Histopathologist writing in the Ulster Medical Journal

NextGen pathology training – Jacqueline James and Manuel Salto-Tellez

Life as a trainee – Dr Ayesha Azam writing at

Life as a consultant – Dr Nabeel Andrew Salmons writing at