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Chicagoland Assisting in Chicagoland, Illinois

Updated 1 month ago

Finding a position in Chicago - 5 Replies

Do you have any suggestions for finding a position in the Chicago area?

Chicagoland Assisting in Crown Point, Indiana

Surgical Assistant

We would like to know if you are looking for a position as a Licensed Surgical Assistant in Chicagoland areas

M. Burnett in Brenham, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

Surgical Assisting in San Diego, Ca - 59 Replies

I am a Certified Surgical Assistant in Colorado looking to relocate in California, does surgical assisting even exist in Calli? Who does that job...

Ariel in Cordoba, Argentina

SA work permit or visa H1 need advise

I already have the license of surgical assistant. Does anyone know if i can get a work permit o visa H1? Tx in advance for your help

Ariel in Cordoba, Argentina

Updated 5 months ago

Which states employ Surgical Assistants? - 57 Replies

I am getting ready to start an SA program in Virginia. I have heard that some states dont employs SA's and I was curious about which states did.

Mrs. Smith in Knightdale, North Carolina

Updated 7 months ago

Anyone know of any Surgical Assistant Jobs? - 164 Replies

I am looking for a Job as a surgical assistant outside of Virginia, anyone know of any? I am certified with 10 years of experience. I am open to...

Kaput in New York, New York

CST wanting to become CSA

Hello, I'm currently a recent graduate and a CST now in NY. I haven't started working yet neither. Unfortunately I know NY doesn't allow CSTs to...

Lucas in San Francisco, California

Updated 11 months ago

Surgical assistant looking for a job. - 1 Reply

Hello a iam a certified surgical assistant, looking for a job, IMGS.

Roostam in Elmhurst, New York

Updated 11 months ago

Absa exam - 25 Replies

I'm taking the absa exam & it would be helpful if anyone has taken it to give me heads up on what to expect thanks

DenverW in Golden, Colorado

Updated 12 months ago

Surgical Assistant Jobs - 1 Reply

I'm a FMG looking for surgical assistant job. I recently got certified as SA-C. I was wondering if someone had information about how to gain sponsors...

monica rivera in Orlando, Florida

Updated 16 months ago

Is it really hard to land a job as Surgical Assistant if you don't have a PA or RN degree? - 75 Replies

Job postings nowadays are looking for First Assists with either a PA or RN degree... What about the fate of those Certified Surgical First Assistants...

Angela in Waverly, Tennessee

Updated 20 months ago

CFA Moving from Tennessee to Cenver Colorado? - 1 Reply

Why is it so difficult to find a CFA job in colorado? who does all the hiring?


Updated 22 months ago

Moving from NY to Atlanta? - 1 Reply

Hello all, I'm a fmg (foreign medical graduate) who is looking to get certified as a surgical assistant by the end of the year. However, i've...

Surg1999 in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 23 months ago

Any Info on CFA jobs in Tennessee? - 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I'm thinking about relocating to the Knoxville area of TN, does anyone have any information on CFA jobs in and around that area? I have...

Camile Desire Helton in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Updated 23 months ago

SA-C - 7 Replies

I am surgical assistant certified , and i'm living in Houston tx, but I cant find a job as SA-C. can any body give me an idea.thanks.

kas in Sidney, Montana

Updated 25 months ago

I really could use some answers/help to my questions about becoming a Surgical assistant.. Thanks - 59 Replies

Ok... So first off i'd like to thank all and everyone who helps me figure out what I need to accomplish to become a surgical assistant. First off,...

too true in Redmond, Oregon

Updated 26 months ago

Need Advice on my Upcoming Road to Becoming a Surgical Assistant (Moved from "General" by me..sorry) - 4 Replies

First of all this isn't meant to be a double post..I accidently posted this exact same thread in the "General Forum", realizing that it was the wrong...

manuel salvador lopez cardenas in Texas

Updated 27 months ago

Looking for a job asfirst surgical assistant. - 33 Replies

I am a foreign medical graduate (MD) with 4 yrs of experience . currrently certified as first surgical assistant with current CPR. Looking for job....

Michael_Bonner in El Cajon, California

Updated 27 months ago

What are typical surgical assistant salaries? - 259 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

Flordia Surgical Assistant in Land O Lakes, Florida

Updated 28 months ago

C-SA examination - 55 Replies

Is any one have some sample questions for C-SA examination? I went to NSAA website but only can find a study guide. I have no idea how to prepare the...

Mohmad in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 28 months ago

Seeking CARDIOTHORACIC SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT Position. Anyone have anything? - 33 Replies

I am CERTIFIED Cardiothoracic-Vascular Surgical first assistant with over 10 years experience as a first assistant in open heart surgery. Trained...

camiledesirehelton in West Palm Beach, Florida

Updated 29 months ago

Surgical Assistant Salary. It's time for a change!! - 3 Replies

I hear comments all the time where Surgical First Assistants are being quoted salary as if there are Surgical Technologists. There is a difference...

Patp Patel in Illinois


I just immigrated to USA. I am a General Surgeon since 30 years. I have been researching about alternative career options and i think being a...

SA1DOC in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 35 months ago

can an img work as self employed/employed surgical first assist in SC? - 1 Reply

I am an foreign medical graduate and despite having all my USMLE steps cleared and being ECFMG licensed, I couldn't get into residency. I was an...

James in Farmville, Virginia

Updated 37 months ago

ACSEA or ACE did they lose their CAAHEP accreditation? - 3 Replies

I graduated from ACE.SA in 2010 if they have lost there accreditation since then can I still set for the NBSTA exam?

ars92011 in Calumet City, Illinois

Updated 40 months ago

Starting a group vs. self billing - 8 Replies

I am thinking of starting a group of SA's locally, but was curious of how others think about working as a group vs. staying self billing. I know...

pbsikarenl in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Updated 41 months ago

Surgical Assistant Billing - 7 Replies

I live in Virginia and am interested in billing insurance for my services. Does anyone have any tips for me? I basically need step by step...

Surgy17 in Rochester, Minnesota

Updated 43 months ago

Surgical Assistant Pay - 7 Replies

Anyone know what SA pay is in different parts of the country? I am trying to find out what the differnet pay is by state. I am involved with...

pokie.atkins@*****.*** in Memphis, Tennessee

Updated 44 months ago

EVMS Surgical Assistant Program - 5 Replies

Hi, I am VERY interested in attending EVMS's Surgical Assistant program but I would love some firsthand feedback from anyone willing to share. How...

Footballchk in Texas

Updated 45 months ago

surgical first assistant inquiry - 4 Replies

Hi..i wanted to know opinions on 1) which is a good Surgical assistant program? 2) how is the job market now for surgical assistants esp. in...

CSA in Racine, Wisconsin

Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technicians the Shadow Warriors.

I've been working in the OR for 28 years now, I find my career as a Surgical Assistant unknown to most people. We have 3 governing bodies in the US,...

SAHope in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 46 months ago

Job outlook for CSAs - 1 Reply

I am considering going to Eastern Virginia Medical School for a graduate certificate in Surgical Assisting. How is the job market? Is it difficult to...

Wesley in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 47 months ago



ron in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Updated 49 months ago

Surgical Assistant Salary in Virginia and Atlanta, GA area - 1 Reply

Does anyone have information regarding the starting salary of Surgical Assistants (NOT PA's or NP's w/ SA experience) in the Virginia and Atlanta, GA...

SA in Sugar Land, Texas

Suturing seminar

If you're interested in SA program: Key Access Institute is providing suturing seminar. An 8 hours of hands-on...

cjac in Greer, South Carolina

Updated 53 months ago

who took the ABSA exam in July or August ? - 4 Replies

I want to know more about exam

Porsha in Charleston, South Carolina

CSA jobs in Northern Arizona, Prescott, etc.

I am relocating from South Carolina to Arizona and looking for an SA position, even if part-time or call hours in Northern Arizona. So far, all I...

arlene santana in Corona, New York

Updated 56 months ago

Salaries as surgical assistants in new york - 4 Replies

I have a medical background, can I start studying as surgical assistant? how long does it take? what is the average salary annually?

cjac in Greer, South Carolina

Prospects of getting a surgical assistant job

I am a foreign medical graduate from Germany (ECFMG licensed ) with OB/GYN postgraduate training.I have several years of OR experience and always...

Armkomedical in Katy, Texas

Updated 57 months ago

Looking for a Surgical Assistant Job in Texas - 4 Replies

Looking for a Surgical Assistant job in Texas. Certified Surgical Assistant with 7 1/2 years of medical experience in the Navy, Two plus years as a...

susan in Franklin, Ohio

Updated 57 months ago

Tips for surgical assistant interviews. - 2 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming surgical assistant interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

dekoven in Albuquerque, New Mexico

find a preceptor

I'm a CST, I've been traveling for the past 4 years. I'm interested in becoming a CST/CFA. I was wondering how I could obtain a preceptor in order...

JSPL in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 61 months ago

some questions about becoming a CSA - 7 Replies

I am a CST looking into training to become a CFA or CSA and had a few questions for those of you who already practicing as surgical assistants. I...

Brunetta B in Homewood, Illinois

Updated 67 months ago

salary - 1 Reply

anybody knows the hourly rate of a CSA/RSA in Illinois? Full time, Registry, or Agency? thanks

H-T- in Miami, Florida

Updated 67 months ago

ST certificate - 1 Reply

Can a ST certificate of one year allow you to get trained to be a CFA/CSA? or is it a must to get an associates?

Ari in Tucson, Arizona

CSA in Arizona

Are CSA recognized in the state of Arizona? Thanks

Ari in Tucson, Arizona


Hello, I am wondering if there are any Surgical Technologists that have become CSAs/CFAs? If so, what was the route that you took? I am wanting to...

Benjamin in Glendale, Arizona

What do you charge for non-reimbursable cases or after hour cases?

I was told 150.00 is a good amount, any Assistants employed by a group or hospital out there that get a bonus for call or after hour cases? please...

BWAR in Commerce Township, Michigan

Updated 71 months ago

What are the best surgical assistant qualifications and training to get ahead? - 4 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a surgical assistant? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...

lobro in Tacoma, Washington

SA starting point

Short and easy, I'm contemplating about becoming an SA; I just need clarifications. I live in WA state and the main tech school that sticks out is...

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