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Anatomical Pathology Technologist

A selection of equipment used by an Anatomical Pathology Technologist

An anatomical pathology technologist (APT) helps a pathologist to carry out a post-mortem examination (dissecting a body to find out the cause of death). The APT also runs the mortuary on a day to day basis. They may also be referred to as mortuary technicians.

The Work

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Pay

A trainee anatomical pathology technologist (APT) on the NHS Agenda for Change scale usually starts on Band 3, £25,468 to £27,486 a year. Once qualified this rises to Band 4, £27,598 to £30,019 a year.

Senior APTs with additional management and training duties can earn between Band 5, £30,229 to £37,664 a year and Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year.

The current pay scales are from April 2023.

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Getting In

Vacancies are advertised in local press, the NHS Jobs (England and Wales), NHS Scotland Recruitment and Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology websites.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3983
2.5 %
RISE
2029
4084
  United Kingdom
2024
45280
4.2 %
RISE
2029
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What Does it Take?

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology
Tel: 020 7278 2151
E-mail: mail@aaptuk.org
Website: http://www.aaptuk.org
Twitter: @AAPTTweets

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
Tel: 020 7265 7300
Website: http://www.rsph.org.uk/
Twitter: @R_S_P_H
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalsocietyforpublichealth/

The RSPH awards a range of qualifications in the fields of health and nutrition, health and safety, food hygiene and anatomical pathology technology.

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