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Updated 19 hours ago

New Grad looking for work ASAP - 35 Replies

To the person who recommended CPD for CST to begin career, sounds reasonable. I for one invest the time I have to apply for CST positions, but hey...


Updated 1 day ago

How hard is it to get a job as a Surgical Tech right out of school/training??? - 124 Replies

If to get a job as a tech I have to start in the kitchen maybe I should have picked culinary arts, then. Forget Surg Tech, People. NO ENTRY LEVEL...


Prepping for certification exam...any suggestions?

Hi all. I left surgery a few years ago to further my education but decided that I missed scrubbing too much. I recently accepted a scrub tech offer...

Susana Rarick

Updated 4 days ago

Surgical Technician. Good Choice or not? - 4 Replies

I am interested to


Updated 5 days ago

Surgical Tech - 349 Replies

I am sure that you were offered lots of positions for Surgical Tech in Texas or any where you. There are three reasons why you would be offered a...


lvn to rn bridge?

Hello, I am currently a student at cal state long beach. I really want to be a rn but it is extremely impacted and it is just taking too long. I...


Updated 5 days ago

How will a Surgical Tech grads gain required or perfered experience If a hospital will not hire them? ? - 727 Replies

What up setts me the most is to see all this job posts near me, I mean hundreds of opportunities, but they wont hire a new grad. Let me tell you I...


Updated 7 days ago

Travel Surg Tech - 387 Replies

[QUOTE who=" in Memphis, Tennessee"]Hi Michelle, The only stumbling block you'll get, is that you have no travel exp....


Updated 7 days ago

Sterile Processing job - 130 Replies

[QUOTE who="Hope Renewed in Colorado"]Anchorage[/QUOTE] which agency did you use for the alaska job?


Updated 7 days ago

Surgical Tech School... - 19 Replies

Im currently going to long beach state and its just taking too long. I read across everyones comments and gives me a second thought of being a...


Updated 7 days ago

Frustrated Surgical Tech - 51 Replies

i am having a hard time finding a job as a cst new grad. terrible, i wanna cry.


Updated 7 days ago


[QUOTE who="giarose in Hacienda Heights, California"]I AM in major need of knowing what is the best surgical texh program in LA.I have done days of...


Updated 15 days ago

Has anyone taken the certification test? - 181 Replies

I graduated 2 years ago. Failed it the 1st time never went back. Felt so discouraged. With being an A student this as taken a major toll on me....

Average in Winnersville, Massachusetts

Updated 1 month ago

Surgical Technology and job satisfaction - 2 Replies

Hello all, I appreciate any feedback I get because I really am unsure of what to do. I have enrolled to begin at a local technical college to...

MONIQUE in Baldwin, New York

Updated 2 months ago

Organ Transplant - 6 Replies

I am currently a ST student. It is my dream to work @ Mayo as a STSR in there Organ Transplant service! Any advice on how I can obtain my goal??

Trelusia Thomas in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

First Asisant Certified Surgical Tech - 124 Replies

I am currently working as a CST and I wanted to know how to go about becoming a CSTFA, and do you make more money with the extra tranning. Where are...

whack in Union City, California

Updated 2 months ago

Sterile Processing at Cornerstone College (Union City and Livermore) - 36 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...

Anita Followwill in Yukon, Oklahoma

Updated 3 months ago

Surg Tech schools - 247 Replies

I'm a newly single mama and am looking into going back to school to become a surg tech. I saw one lady on here, Kathy, who's from Oklahoma who has...

nberk81 in long island, New York

Updated 3 months ago

NYU Surgical Technologist Program - 9 Replies

I am 34 years old, and unemployed for about six months now. I am thinking of a career shift into the medical field in the fastest possible way, and...

a little less judgemental in Friendswood, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Clinicals and Felony Conviction - 236 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...

WS in Tifton, Georgia

Updated 3 months ago

Help finding Surgical tech work in Nashville - 3 Replies

Hello all! I am a December 2009 grad of an accredited school with NBSTSA certification. The only experience I have is 4 months of clinicals. I have...

Ashley Wilgus in Ocean Gate, New Jersey

Updated 4 months ago

Surgical Techs in NEW JERSEY - 246 Replies

Are you currently employed as Surgical Techs? If there is vacancy in your workplace, drop us here a message. We would like to be the first to know...

sarah in Burbank, California

Updated 4 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...

dmw in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Updated 5 months 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...

Cindy Doyle in Sacramento, California

Updated 5 months ago

Getting a job with a Plastic Surgeon... - 57 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...

Jo in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 5 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...

Wendy Flores in Clovis, California

Updated 6 months ago

Questions about working as a surgical tech - 80 Replies

Is anyone available to anser a few questions for me? I am pursueing a career as a surgical tech and have been given an assignment to speak with one.

718Kate in Bronx, New York

Updated 6 months ago

Recommendation for Surgical Tech college/voc school in Tampa Bay area? - 33 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...


Surgical Tech Jobs in Ft.lauderdale,Fl

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...

elizabeth0001 in mesa, Arizona

Surgical tech refresher classes.

I have been out of the field for 10 years I am recertified with 17 years of prior experience but can't find a job. My question is, are there any...

TheFuture in Seattle, Washington

Surg Tech w/4th deg assault charge

Is this going to be a problem getting a job? Read that I should get it expunged. Okay. can they still find it on my record though? Should I not...

Teraya Chappel in Howard Beach, New York

Updated 8 months ago

Surgical Tech Program @ Mandl School in NYC - 11 Replies

I am enrolled to attend the Surgical Tech program at Mandl Healthcare School this October, my question is anyone every attened their program? I am...

Rosa in Elkhart, Indiana

Updated 10 months ago

Show me the money... - 463 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...

Doc in Seattle, Washington

Updated 10 months ago

What's the difference between Surgical Technician and Surgical Technologist? - 8 Replies

Is it the same thing?

mlo51987 in Colorado

Organ Procurement Teams

Hey guys, I'm a CST working on the Western Slope of Colorado at the moment. I have a little over 5 years experience, and I have always wanted to work...

BrownsugarST2547 in Bronx, New York

Live in NY & having a hard time finding surgical tech work.

I live in NY and is having a hard time finding work full time work as a ST. I am currently working as a Part time ST in a surgical center. I was...

jason habbo in Southfield, Michigan

Updated 10 months ago

Surgical Technology questions - 22 Replies

Hi, my name is David and I am interested in becoming a Surgical Tech where I live in Taylor, Michigan. The economy is very bad here!! Has anybody...

AndreaB2013 in Gainesville, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

Helpful websites for the SurgTech Certifying exam? - 187 Replies

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

Mitchell in Springfield Gardens, New York

Updated 11 months ago

Surgical Techs in NYC - 11 Replies

I read through this forum and there aren't many people from the nyc on here. I have a few questions what school did you go to? Was it easy getting a...

aaaj in Bellerose, New York

Updated 11 months ago

Getting a certificate at a Sanford Brown - 10 Replies

I'm located in Dallas texas and I want to attend a school to become a surgical tech. Sanford Brown here in Dallas has a program for your certificate....

Rob in Coventry, United Kingdom

Updated 12 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...

Atp4455 in Paterson, New Jersey

Updated 12 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?

Leanne in Lincoln, California

Updated 12 months ago

ST's in the Sacramento, CA area I need your help - 16 Replies

I am looking for CST's in the Sacramento CA area to talk with. I have some questions I would love to talk with someone in the field and get some more...

Leanne in Lincoln, California

Help Please:)

Hi everyone;) I am interested in becoming a surgical tech and am looking at schools. There are a few schools close to where I live and are accredited...

HeatherVan21 in Joplin, Missouri

Kauai Hawaii surgical tech

We're moving to Kauai Hawaii soon, and I'm looking to either work at Wilcox Memorial Hospital or work through a travel agency. Anyone here have any...

Minnie in Bayonne, New Jersey

Updated 12 months ago

Surgical Tech schools in/near Alabama - 11 Replies

Hi, I am a stay-at-home mom and online college student, but lately I've been looking at becoming a surgical technologist. I've read a lot on this...

Michelle in Lansing, Michigan

Updated 13 months ago

Entry Level Salary? - 3 Replies

Hello, I am wondering what is the entry level hourly wage that a surgical tech can expect? Thanks!

catzii2 in Cumming, Georgia

Updated 14 months ago

surgical tech - 1 Reply

i am a mother of three thinking about being a surgical tech does anybody think or know is it hard because its been a long time since i've been in...

Pretty Roman in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Updated 14 months ago

Surgical Tech - 6 Replies

I will be starting Surgical Tech school, this coming Sept. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how much they start off making the first year?...

Trelusia Thomas in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 14 months ago

surgical tech program as a non-traditional student who must work full time - 1 Reply

I'm very interested in applying to a surgical technician program, however, I am an adult, non-traditional student and I must work full-time to pay my...

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