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"Ol' Timer ORT"

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)

Updated 16 days ago

Helpful YouTube Channel - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="arub in Dayton, Ohio"]Hi Shane, thank you so m8ch for your valuable response... Would ypu kindly explain what do they mean by "taking...

Ryan Beverly

Updated 19 days ago

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

[QUOTE who="Happy CST in Austin, Texas"]I normally don't respond to things that I read in forums but couldn't pass up the opportunity to defend my...


Updated 24 days ago

Sterile Processing job - 148 Replies

[QUOTE who="peacanpr in Buffalo, New York"]Let me start by saying they will RESPECT the profession more if people like us would walk out on their...


Updated 26 days ago

Surgical technicians as autopsy assistants - 86 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dienering in Charles Town, West Virginia"]Yes, I know I wrote righter not wrighter, so move on.[/QUOTE] Writer....I hate spell correct!


Updated 26 days ago

Refresher courses for surg tech - 56 Replies

[QUOTE who="StacieT in TN"]Does anyone have any information on refresher courses to help someone prepare for the certifying exam for Surgical...


Updated 26 days ago

New Grad looking for work ASAP - 42 Replies

Volunteer where?? You can't volunteer in the OR


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

Updated 28 days ago

Surgical Tech Travel Agencies - 2 Replies

I am a surgical tech I'm just asking questions how can I go by getting a part-time here in Atlanta here in labor delivery


Updated 28 days ago

Surgical Technologist in England - 123 Replies

[QUOTE who="lucy in Derby, United Kingdom"]Hi I am a student odp here in the uk and I am training at the University of leicester, it is ranked as no...


Updated 1 month ago

Frustrated Surgical Tech - 59 Replies

I had the same problem but applied for a job in labor and delivery as a CST. I got the job. I reworded my resume to fit my needs as a CST. I was a...

dee Probus

Updated 1 month ago

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

Can you tell me what travel companies are the best to go with


Updated 1 month ago

Sterile Processing at Cornerstone College (Union City and Livermore) - 40 Replies

[QUOTE who="Raquel in Concord, California"]I took the coarse in Vallejo ca for $800 and also got an externship for $235 I'm now looking for work. if...


Updated 1 month ago

Has anyone taken the certification test? - 157 Replies

Does anyone know of any refresher courses in California that can help get you ready for the exam? Also has anyone used CST Exam Secrets Mometrix test...


Updated 1 month ago

Travel Surg Tech - 390 Replies

Is there an experience requirement to work with them? A certain amount of time in the field required?

DeAngelo in El Paso, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

What's the difference between Surgical Technician and Surgical Technologist? - 14 Replies

Is it the same thing?

transportation.cali in Chula Vista, California

Updated 2 months ago

Clinicals and Felony Conviction - 245 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...

Casey in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Updated 3 months ago

Surgical Tech-Good move or not - 180 Replies

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

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 4 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...

nberk81 in long island, New York

Updated 5 months ago

Show me the money... - 471 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...

Tess in Cumberland, Maryland

Updated 6 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...

Dreamoabl in Omaha, Nebraska

Updated 9 months 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...

Welburn in North Port, Florida

Updated 9 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...

Jennifer in Prosper, Texas

Updated 10 months ago

Hostile Work Environment - 55 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...

Debbie Adams in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 10 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 14 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 14 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...

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 15 months ago

ODP from the UK wanting to work in the US as a Surgial Technologist!! HELP PLEASE!! - 10 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...

Veronica in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 15 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 15 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...


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...

Just Me in Burlington, Kentucky

Updated 16 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...

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 18 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 19 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...

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