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Updated 7 hours ago

Surgical Technology and job satisfaction - 1 Reply

I've been a Surgical Tech for about 8 years now. While there are positive and negatives, the bottom line I would tell you is to go for Nursing....


Updated 8 days ago

Frustrated Surgical Tech - 51 Replies

Hi I am wondering if you are still in the Surgical Tech field and if you are working yet... do you ever consider doing any fill in work? If you do.....

Y. Fort

Updated 13 days ago

Has anyone taken the certification test? - 181 Replies

[QUOTE who="Melanie in Las Vegas, Nevada"]Hi I am taking my test tomorrow and I have been told and read that the new Appleton and lange Study guide...


Updated 13 days ago

Travel Surg Tech - 386 Replies

I've been traveling for a few years now and my latest assignment was awful. I'm a cvor tech and seeking some recommended good assignments and...


Updated 16 days ago

How hard is it to get a job as a Surgical Tech right out of school/training??? - 117 Replies

[QUOTE who="operation1 in Houston, Texas"]It is hard finding a job out of school even with a certification. I relocated to Houston and still no luck....


Updated 28 days ago

Organ Transplant - 6 Replies


Trelusia Thomas

Updated 28 days ago

First Asisant Certified Surgical Tech - 124 Replies

[QUOTE who="monica rivera in Orlando, Florida"]Hi can you bill in CA as a first assistant ? I heard only RNFAs can do that ? Is that true...


Updated 1 month ago

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

ALSO, ON THE CBSPD WEBSITE, THEY STATE "Do they have any externships? Can they show proof that they have hospital affiliation contracts" WHEN YOU GO...

Anita Followwill

Updated 1 month ago

Surg Tech schools - 247 Replies

Michelle, Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha has a CAHEEP accredited surgical technology that has had a 100% certification pass rate for...


Updated 1 month ago

Sterile Processing job - 126 Replies

[QUOTE who="warbanshee in Austin, Texas"]yes very hard to find a job in sterile processing, been looking everyday for 5 months, all places usually...


Updated 1 month ago

NYU Surgical Technologist Program - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ma Fre in New York, New York"]Hi, I go to LIU also. I have 8 weeks left to finish. the program is about $12,000. The clinical rotation is...

a little less judgemental

Updated 1 month ago

Clinicals and Felony Conviction - 238 Replies

you know, sometimes people make mistakes. In fact, we learn the most when we make mistakes. Trial and error make the biggest impact on our lives. ...


Updated 2 months ago

Help finding Surgical tech work in Nashville - 3 Replies

I how you feel. I too graduated the same time u did and I cannot find a job. I do not know what to do.

Ashley Wilgus

Updated 2 months ago

Surgical Techs in NEW JERSEY - 246 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dahani in Ocean County, New Jersey"]"I'm currently an instructor at one of these "dime a dozen" schools and I'm disgusted. I feel like...


Updated 2 months ago

Refresher courses for surg tech - 55 Replies

Hi! Does anybody know of refresher courses around Los Angeles, CA? I completed my certification in 2008 in IN, then relocated to SOCAL. I've been...


Updated 4 months ago

Surgical Tech-Good move or not - 180 Replies

Does anyone have any information on instrument sterilization technology programs. I've read that it only takes a 3 to 6 month program, but I can't...

Cindy Doyle

Updated 4 months ago

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

[QUOTE who="jean in Silverton, Oregon"]Im a esthetician and work in salon. I would like to work in dermatologist or a plastic surgeons office to...


Updated 4 months ago

Questions on how to become the 1st assistant - 100 Replies

I am told that anyone can work as a surgical first assistant in Tennessee (Nashville in particular)with only "on the job training" and no formal...

Wendy Flores

Updated 4 months ago

Questions about working as a surgical tech - 80 Replies

Did any of you have to take the PSB Health Occupation Aptitude Exam? Any tips in finding a book/s I can buy to study? Thanks in advance.


Updated 4 months ago

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

Does anyone know of a Sterile Processing class in the Tampa area?


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...

Guadalupe Rodriguez in South Gate, California

Updated 6 months ago

New Grad looking for work ASAP - 33 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...

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 6 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 8 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 8 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...


Updated 9 months ago

Surgical Tech - 347 Replies

Look, as far as jobs go, it all depends on the area and how you present yourself, I understand that it is very hard finding a place to work right out...

jason habbo in Southfield, Michigan

Updated 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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...

karen p in Los Angeles, California

Updated 10 months ago

Surgical Tech School... - 18 Replies

Hi. i'm interested in learning all about being a surgical tech..anyone know of any schools in the los angeles area?? i went to a school today & they...

Minnie in Bayonne, New Jersey

Updated 10 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 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...

Lucy in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 13 months ago

Part-time programs in or around Chicago,Illinois - 9 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...

Khanhminh in Oakland, California

Surgical Technology at Las Positas college is no longer a transcripted program.

Why does this happen? I was happy that there was a surgical tech program that is right in my college, and that I didn't have to pay toll or suffer...

iCeMaN in Tucson, Arizona

Updated 14 months ago

Surgical technicians as autopsy assistants - 77 Replies

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

Cisco in San Leandro, California

Updated 14 months ago

About wearing full PPE all day - 1 Reply

I'm not a scrub tech but I'm looking into a job where I'd be precessing tissue for donations at Allosource. I'd be required to wear everything a...

Justin01 in High Point, North Carolina

Updated 14 months ago

Dissappointed - 53 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...

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