I am currently researching the pros and cons of ASCP categorical Chem and Heme certification vs. MLS ASCP generalist. Do employers value one over the other, or is it dependent on the employer?
We currently train our own techs and because they do not spend enough time in micro or bb during their bench training they must opt for either chem or heme categorical certification. This does not limit them in their flexibility in the lab as they still circulate to all benches w/ the exception of micro and bb.
Secondly, what are the pros and cons for certification with AMT? It seems like AMT has fewer requirements for the certification and is not associated with NAACLS?