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Cjohn0706

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 6 days ago

I NEED ADVISE PLEASE! - 1 Reply

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 NEED ADVISE PLEASE!

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...

Kerri in East Orange, New Jersey

Updated 17 days ago

Travel Surg Tech - 388 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??...

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...

Sara in Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Surgical Tech-Good move or not - 176 Replies

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

Jaxs in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Surgical Tech - 348 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...

Drea

Updated 1 month ago

Part-time programs in or around Chicago,Illinois - 11 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...

jeice in Hollywood, Florida

surg tech or massage therapy

which do I have a better chance of finding work

jeice in Hollywood, Florida

Updated 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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...

Angel in Suisun City, California

Updated 1 month ago

Sterile Processing at Cornerstone College (Union City and Livermore) - 38 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...

Nytech in Port Jefferson Station, New York

Updated 2 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...

NoExpert

Updated 2 months ago

Clinicals and Felony Conviction - 230 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...

Mallory87 in Osseo, Wisconsin

Continuing education

If I were to go to College for Surgical Technician and it was a technical diploma; would I still be able to go for an associates degree to further my...

michelleawlee92 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Updated 2 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...

Michelle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

Refresher courses for surg tech - 55 Replies

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

Veronica in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 2 months ago

Tips for returning to surg tech work - 1 Reply

After I graduated from school in July of 2014 I was unable to find work scrubbing. So. I took a job that was clerical. Now I am returning to...

Veronica in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 2 months ago

Surgical Tech with Bachelor's degree - 5 Replies

Hello..I am a surg tech with a B.A.(1) I have been wondering if anyone knows if there are any regulations in regards to education and payscale..In...

Lpenn in Dallas, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Has anyone taken the certification test? - 139 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...

Zintel8147

Surg tech school???????

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...

emt281101 in Essex, Maryland

Updated 3 months ago

How hard is it to get a job as a Surgical Tech right out of school/training??? - 130 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...

Sean in Dallas, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

What's the difference between Surgical Technician and Surgical Technologist? - 9 Replies

Is it the same thing?

Dawn in Sevierville, Tennessee

Updated 3 months ago

OB Tech - 150 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...

Just Me in Burlington, Kentucky

Updated 4 months ago

Surgical Tech? - 1 Reply

I have been considering becoming a surgical tech and was wondering if anyone has any experience in the field they can share? Is it a good field to...

Juan in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 4 months ago

ATLANTA area Surg. Tech Schools...Any recommendations? - 52 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...

tete83108 in Newport News, Virginia

Updated 4 months ago

Sterile Processing job - 138 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...

CST2011 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Updated 5 months ago

Frustrated Surgical Tech - 54 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...

emt281101 in Dundalk, Maryland

Surgical Tech in Baltimore Maryland

Hi all, I've been an EMT for almost 10 years and am considering a change of scenery. I really want to go to Surgical Tech school. I read some of...

Medical Coding Seeker in Middle, Tennessee

Is a surgical tech job conducive to someone with A.D.D.?

Is a surgical tech job conducive to someone with A.D.D.? I have ADD and the only concern I have is staying focused for periods of time. Would that be...

SurgeTech in Rocklin, California

Updated 6 months ago

Change of career to surg tech after getting a Bachelor's degree? - 7 Replies

Is there anyone out there that has a Bachelor's degree but decided on a new career as Surgical Tech? I graduated about 8 yrs ago with a B.A. degree...

yar in Apex, North Carolina

Updated 6 months ago

Surgical Tech Job Market TRUTH - 6 Replies

Hello everyone~ If you really want to know the truth about being a surgical tech from a real surgical veteran, read on... I see a variety of...

Peace in Paso Robles, California

Updated 7 months ago

Show me the money... - 468 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...

LATASHA Bonner in New Orleans, Louisiana

Updated 8 months ago

Dissappointed - 24 Replies

I would like to know how many people on this site are currently CST's? Meaning you actually passed the national exam & became certified. I would also...

sweetzee in Blythewood, South Carolina

Updated 9 months ago

Helpful websites for the SurgTech Certifying exam? - 205 Replies

Hello there everyone, My name is Joel Torres, I am a current surgtech student in Tomball College Surgical Technology Team. I am really...

foodlover in Carson, California

Updated 9 months ago

Is 22,000 for surgical tech school too much? - 203 Replies

I am looking into surgical tech schools, and found a one year program for 22,000 dollars. It is an accredited school, however arn't there hospital...

Julie in Winder, Georgia

Surgical tech diploma vs.degree

What do you think? Is there any significant difference? Thanks for any advice.

qpuwcsdr in Hyderabad, Anguilla

Updated 12 months ago

Getting a job with a Plastic Surgeon... - 58 Replies

I'll be starting a 15 month Surgical technology program this Oct. I must say I'm getting a bit nervous reading this forum and hearing how difficult...

CLB in Salt Lake City, Utah

Surgical Tech jobs in Salt Lake City?

I'm set to join the program soon and I was wondering if anybody wanted to share their experiences trying to get jobs in SLC or Utah as a new grad....

myjj in Bronx, New York

Updated 13 months ago

How will a Surgical Tech grads gain required or perfered experience If a hospital will not hire them? ? - 729 Replies

I graduated 5-months ago and recently pass the CST.I have applied online and applied going to the diff hospitals in my area like Kaiser...

Running1987 in Brooklyn, New York

Sterile Processing Tech

Looking for different job opportunities after being laid off from hospital as a mental health worker. I am looking to return back to college for...

GregW in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

$500.00 to $750.00 Reward: For information on who is buying a C-Arm in OK, NE, AR, MO, KS, IA

No scam, legitimate business. We operate a business in OK, AR, NE, MO, KS and Iowa. Been in business for 15 years. All I need is the name of the...

DOAM in Somewhere, North Dakota

Updated 14 months ago

New Grad looking for work ASAP - 40 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...

DOAM in Somewhere, North Dakota

Updated 14 months ago

Fresh out of college CST, having hard time finding work. - 6 Replies

I recently graduated from a vocational school as an ST and just got my certification, I'm having a hard time getting even an interview, as an ST. I...

LACST in los angeles, California

How hard is to find a CST job in the LA area, for someone with about 2 years of experience?

I was wondering if someone has any suggestions about finding a job as a CST in the LA are, with about 2 years of experience. I worked for about 1...

ODP UK in Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

Updated 16 months ago

Surgical Technologist in England - 119 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...

John Webb00 in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 16 months ago

Surgical Technology at Las Positas college - 12 Replies

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

Drew in Burke, Virginia

Updated 16 months ago

surgical tech or medical assistant - 2 Replies

I have always wanted to be a RN that works with babies, but I now have 5 kids and don't have time to finish nursing school... I am torn between...

Drew in Burke, Virginia

skilled medical MOHs surgical assistant with background in EMS

I'm a registered medical assistant with 4 years experience in as a surgical assistant in micrographic skin reconstructive surgery and in...

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