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Updated 12 days ago

Is 22,000 for surgical tech school too much? - 204 Replies


Cake in Dalton, Georgia

Updated 16 days ago

Hostile Work Environment - 58 Replies

I am thinking of going to school for a surgical tech but I have heard that there are some real issues with the staff not treating the Surgical Techs...

Trice6319 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Updated 24 days ago

How hard is it to get a job as a Surgical Tech right out of school/training??? - 155 Replies

Im thinking of going to school to be a surgical tech but am wondering how hard it is to get your foot in the door strait out of school. I have...

Surgerygurl in Tustin, California

Updated 28 days ago

Surgical Tech - 350 Replies

I'm a 37 year old Woman, looking to go back to school to pursue a career as a surgical tech. I am very conflicted about choosing this career due to...

Md93 in West Palm Beach, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Frustrated Surgical Tech - 60 Replies

Do anyone have any suggestions? Ive been out of surg school for two years now, along with several interviews and still cant find a job no one seem...

Aya in New York, New York

Updated 1 month ago

Has anyone taken the certification test? - 188 Replies

I am going to be taken the certification test soon, I dont know what book to get to study from, and I was wondering what kind of questions are on...

giselle in Bloomfield, New Jersey

Updated 1 month ago

Surgical Technician schools in NJ and skeptical, please help. - 2 Replies

Hi everyone. I am graduating from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in a few days now, with a BA in Psychology. Since Psych is a dead end road,...

Tonya in Shreveport, Louisiana

Updated 1 month ago

Clinicals and Felony Conviction - 256 Replies

Hi All, I have a non-violent, non-sex related felony conviction (wire fraud) that has nothing to do with the healthcare field. I'm planning to...

Pufflefuzz in Lockport, New York

Do I have to do clinicals in every type of surgery?

Can I choose the surgeries I do, or do I have to do every type of surgery? I'd love to see Brain and heart surgeries. I wanna avoid Pediatrics and...

pybazn in St. Paul, Minnesota

Central Services Technician or Sterile Processing Technician or Surgical Technologist or Surgical Assistant?

I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science and I am wondering which path to take. Eventually, I am wanting to go into...

lein34 in West Covina, California

Updated 3 months ago

Surgical Tech-Good move or not - 182 Replies

I am considering change of career to Surgical Tech. I am interested in Concorde Career College, have recently completed initial visit, I have...

Lisa in Union, New Jersey

Updated 3 months ago

Refresher courses for surg tech - 57 Replies

Does anyone have any information on refresher courses to help someone prepare for the certifying exam for Surgical Technologist? When I graduated...

vasurgtech in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 5 months ago

cant get a job! - 3 Replies

I have recently graduated from an accredited program with almost 700 hours of experience. EVERYONE keeps telling me that I have to have more...

ReneeCST71 in Denver, Colorado

Updated 5 months ago

What's the difference between Surgical Technician and Surgical Technologist? - 16 Replies

Is it the same thing?

factfinder in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 6 months ago

Entry Level as a Surgical Technologist - 271 Replies

I recently graduated 2 months ago. I've been looking for a job none stop. Nobody wants to hire a Surgical Technician fresh out of school. It's been...

Same Thing in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

Recommendation for Surgical Tech college/voc school in Tampa Bay area? - 35 Replies

Hello. I am planning on attending a surgical tech school in the Tampa/St. Petersburgh area. Already have several ones on my list that I am...

Carlo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Merging into surgical technology

Hello! I been thinking about doing surgical technology since I was in high school. My mother was a surgical tech at the local hospital and worked...

factfinder in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 7 months ago

Tired of scrubbing - 7 Replies

I have been doing this since 1997 and I don't think i know that I am burnt out of scrubbing. Is there anything else I can do with this education. ...

tete83108 in Woodbine, Georgia

Updated 7 months ago

Sterile Processing job - 150 Replies

Was anyone here a sterile processing technician before becoming a surgical technician? I plan to take a sterile processing class in this Fall 2011...

Robin in Clark, New Jersey

Updated 7 months ago

ODP from the UK wanting to work in the US as a Surgial Technologist!! HELP PLEASE!! - 11 Replies

hi my names omar, i'm an ODP which is similar to the US version of a surgical technologist i believe, i am intrested in working abroad and the US...

gracie in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Updated 8 months ago

Travel Surg Tech - 391 Replies

I am thinking about doing a few surg tech travel assignments. Has anyone done any travel surg tech ??? What are some good companies to travel with??...

Hope Renewed in Colorado

Updated 8 months ago

Sterile Processing at Cornerstone College (Union City and Livermore) - 42 Replies

I'm intersted in Surgical Technology, but the job market doesn't seem good for new grads. I don't think Sterile Processing is much better. Still, the...

KEVIN85 in Miami, Florida

Updated 8 months ago

Show me the money... - 472 Replies

What are typical surgical technician salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

"Ol' Timer ORT" in Ogden, Utah

Finding traveling overseas

Currently looking into traveling again as an ORT, with an Associate's degree in Sciences. I am also fairly fluent in Spanish. Does any one know of...

Shane (Surgical Tech Tips) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 9 months ago

Helpful YouTube Channel - 3 Replies

Wanted to post up my new venture of creating a surgical tech tips channel on YouTube. I am personally a CST of 8years and recent CSFA graduate and am...

Dienering in Charles Town, West Virginia

Updated 9 months ago

Surgical technicians as autopsy assistants - 84 Replies

Do surgical technicians make better forensic autopsy assistants/technicians or do nurses get careers in that field more easily? I am currently going...

yharvey in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 9 months ago

New Grad looking for work ASAP - 42 Replies

How long should it take for you to find work as a surg tech? I've been looking and sending out my resume and nothing happening. When I was doing my...

arub in Dayton, Ohio

Starting Surgery tech school in sincalirs... few enquiries

Hello, I am a proespective student of surgery tech in cinclairs community college in dayton,oh.I have a few questions before i commit myself into...

Valerie Eddins in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 9 months ago

Surgical Tech Travel Agencies - 2 Replies

I am interested in travel CST work. I have been working as a CST for almost three years. I have ENT/OTO, Oral Maxillofacial (OMFS), Plastics, SON,...

Evelyn in Finchley, United Kingdom

Updated 9 months ago

Surgical Technologist in England - 123 Replies

My family is planning to relocate to London, UK. Does anybody knows if the job responsabilities are the same as in the USA. Are the salaries the same...

dee Probus in atlanta, Colorado

Updated 10 months ago

ATLANTA area Surg. Tech Schools...Any recommendations? - 54 Replies

Hey folks, looking to shift careers. Anyone have advice for a good Surg Tech school in the Atlanta area? I have found 3, but don't know anything...

AB in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Surgical tech schools

I am looking into the surgical tech program at Pima and am wondering if it is accredited by the right place. If not does anyone know of any other...

Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 13 months ago

Smoking off the job - 1 Reply

I'm currently in school to become a surgical tech. I smoke Marijuana each night before I go to bed due to sleep issues. I have been smoking for 5...

possible cst in Long Beach, California


Hello, I am about to start school to be a surgical technologist. I was wondering though if anyone knows if surgical technologists or technicians...

Tess in Cumberland, Maryland

Updated 15 months ago

OB Tech - 151 Replies

I am a Surical Tech graduating in 3 weeks. I have my last interview with a local hospital this week. I applied for a surgical tech position in the...

C in Cordova, Tennessee

Study material for retaking the CST

So I took the CST in June for the 1st time and failed by 16 points. I made a 102. Concorde provided us with the AST study guide (most recent) and...

jape200 in Trenton, New Jersey

Surgical technology

I was employed as a surgical technologist at well known hospital however left to work for a surgical center before completing a full two years. In...

Welburn in North Port, Florida

Updated 18 months ago

Surgical Technologist With Felonies - 13 Replies

I am currently in mod 2 of my program and I recently caught a marijuana related felony will this hurt my chances of becoming a tech?


Current Job Outlook??? Any new grads?

Hi! Im interested in going back to school for Surgical Technologist. However, I was wondering what the current job outlook is like? I know many jobs...

Debbie Adams in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 19 months ago

Part-time programs in or around Chicago,Illinois - 12 Replies

Are most of the program's only full-time day options ? i looked into Prairie state college's program and once you start the program it is 40 hours a...

Bmassey in San Francisco, California

Updated 21 months ago

Surgical Technology at Las Positas college - 13 Replies

I want to become a certified surgical technologist. The brochure of this program at Las Positas college says that completing this program will...

Cjohn0706 in Dublin, California

Oral and Maxillofacial Dental Assistant looking towards switching to CST..a couple questions

For the past year and a half I have worked in a dental office as a oral and maxillofacial surgical assistant. My interest in going to the hospital...

Herbinator HalfShift in Huntsville, Alabama

Updated 21 months ago


I graduated from an a surgical tech program here in Nashville a couple of years ago! I took the state test once after I graduated but I didnt pass...

Krystal in Nashville, Tennessee


I graduated from an a surgical tech program here in Nashville a couple of years ago! I took the state test once after I graduated but I didnt pass...

Cate in Galena, Missouri

Education/licence/experience needed to be a surgical technician in United Kingdom and Scotland

Currently I'm in school to become a surgical technician. My dream is to move to the United Kingdom and or Ireland, there it can be a stepping point...

jeice in Hollywood, Florida

surg tech or massage therapy

which do I have a better chance of finding work

jeice in Hollywood, Florida

Updated 22 months ago

Surgical Tech Jobs in Ft.lauderdale,Fl - 1 Reply

Has anyone gone to Sheridan tech or a school in Ft.lauderdale, Fl.or Miami having trouble with getting Surgical tech jobs after schooling?? I planing...

CST4567 in Aberdeen, North Carolina

Updated 23 months ago

South carolina?? Please help - 1 Reply

Hi there, my husband just got a job offer in Charleston. I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me a real life figure of what techs in South...

Josh in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Updated 23 months ago

Questions on how to become the 1st assistant - 98 Replies

What do you have to in order to be the 1st assistant? I am trying to get into the surgical tech program at Houston Community College. Dose anyone...

Nytech in Port Jefferson Station, New York

Updated 23 months ago

Surg tech school??????? - 1 Reply

Geez, I didn't realize there is so much to consider when looking for a school for my daughter Is there anyone in Tampa/Brandon FL area that can give...

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