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Cianelle in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Updated 37 months ago

what should i do. - 4 Replies

Hello all. I live in SC and Im taking required classes and waiting to get into the nursing program at my school.There is at least a two year waiting...

pisceskhm in Oakland, California

Sterile Processing at Skyline College (San Bruno, CA)

Anyone takes the course there? It's a community college, so obviously the tuition is affordable for me. What I'm concerned about is the job. Is there...

AprilAB in Austin, Texas

Heart surgery specialization?

I am a CST wanting to scrub for heart surgery. My clinical site allowed students to scrub for everything except hearts. How do I gain experience to...

Leonardo1 in Grosse Ile, Michigan

Updated 38 months ago

Non-Hospital Jobs - 1 Reply

Hello, I am a recent grad of an accredited Surgical Tech school and I took my CST exam this past Monday Im waiting for the results (I guess now if...

im_josie in Bellflower, California

NHA Surgical Certification

Is NHA surgical tech certification (CORST) widely accepted in Southern California hospitals?

Irene in Valencia, California

Updated 39 months ago

best Surgical Tech Schools in Southern California? - 2 Replies

Any Southern California surg techs out there? What school did you go to? I'm specifically looking for schools in the L.A to San Bernardino area. Any...

Unica111 in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Updated 40 months ago

Mystery shopper or secret shopper Needed - 7 Replies

This piece of writing is from INTERCONTINENTAL EVALUATION INC, We are just a growing company with fast track records of achievements and unlimited... in Lynn, Massachusetts

Updated 40 months ago

Have a 4 yr degree but interested in ST - 3 Replies

Hi, I just recently graduated from a university with an undergrad degree in Biology-Pre Med concentration. Eventually, I have goals to go on to med...

PinkSugar717 in Bellmore, New York

Surgical Tech vs. RN

I am currently enrolled in an A.A.S. degree program at a community college. I am at a crossroads in that I have all the necessary classes to go...

Alex in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Updated 41 months ago

ST Program at Bunkerhill Community College in Boston,MA - 4 Replies

Warning!!! Don't waste your money at this school. Teachers are extremely unprofessional, rude, not helpful and just plain nasty. Calling students...

tdf3864 in San Francisco, California

Updated 41 months ago

Is anyone here a tvcc surg tech grad?... - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm still in HS, but I am seriously considering going in to the field of surg tech. I live close to TVCC Terrell, and I was just curious if...

BridgetZoe in Bronx, New York

Surgical Technician in New York

Hello... I am upset .. I finish everything . I been state certified since February 2011 but guess what ?? New York looks for surgical techs with...

caliscrub in Anaheim, California

Updated 42 months ago

ST certification exam ??? - 21 Replies

I just want to know if anyone have taken the exam if is difficult or if the questions are similar as the one in the study guide???

cece in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Updated 42 months ago

Tired of scrubbing - 6 Replies

I have been doing this since 1997 and I don't think i know that I am burnt out of scrubbing. Is there anything else I can do with this education. ...

farmgirl in Pinconning, Michigan

Updated 43 months ago

Typical day as a ST - 42 Replies

I was just wondering what the work day is like as a ST? I'm considering getting in to this field. My only concern is that I am a bodybuilder and I...

donna in Dover, Delaware

Updated 43 months ago

surgical tech - 1 Reply


Tyler in Lincoln, Nebraska

Updated 44 months ago

Surgical Tech with Bachelor's degree - 4 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...

kitty in North Tazewell, Virginia

NCCT test

I am presently studing for the NCCT test. I purchased their study guide and have been studying from that. I am just wondering if that is adequate or...

stephanie in Charleston, South Carolina

jobs in field besided working in OR

Has anyone taken a different path after recieveing a degree in surgical technology? I want out of the whole OR experience and want to try something...

Mami_Love8110 in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 44 months ago

Surgical Tech: Good Career for a young mom? - 1 Reply

Quick info about me: Young mom of 3 young kids - Current Job: 5+ years history, stable, not stressful, a "job" not career - Bills: Own my own home,...

Lunamomma in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Updated 44 months ago

First day of clinical please help - 2 Replies

Please help me I am just starting clinicals and i am soooo nervous any advice on how to get over being nervous, How will I know what the surgeon...

bangert2000 in Beatrice, Nebraska

Updated 45 months ago

Biology - 6 Replies

Hello, I'm a student in a surgical tech program and currently taking my prerequisite courses which include; mathematical measurements, intro to...

ORScrub2006 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Surg Tech Tips for Assisting with Breast Implant Removal with Capsulectomy

Please offer any tips or advice for this type of's been a while since I have assisted on a plastics case... Types of...

BRINA in Georgia

Updated 45 months ago

PAE vs CST? - 4 Replies

I am currently enrolled, ready to start next monday the surgical tech degree program. However the school just joined with another school (this past...

CST in Roanoke, Virginia

Updated 45 months ago

How is math being used as a surgical tech - 1 Reply

I'm a surgical tech student and I have to write a paper on how math is used as surgical techs for my math class. Any ideas

Star CST... in East Orange, New Jersey

How can a Surgical Tech re -gain their lost skills ?

Hello. I am a CST. I am currently working in Central Supply. I have just been hired by the hospital that I did my clinicals. Unfortunately, its one...

tristessa in Lakewood, Ohio

Tattoos in this field

I'm thinking of entering a surgical tech program but I have a very large "sleeve" tattoo covering my entire right arm. I don't want to waste time &...

SharonUK in Rochester, United Kingdom

Getting a job as a Surgical Technician in the US.

Hi, I am about to apply for a place on our equivalent of a Surgical tech course or as we call it, ODP.....operating theatre practitioner. I would...

Don't know! in Rockford, Illinois

Surgical tech program Rockford IL

I am due to start the surgical technician program in about 4 weeks and after doing some research I am undecided now. I hear it is hard to get...

Amber in Woodland, Washington

Surgical Technology in Vancouver, WA

I live near Vancouver, WA and am VERY interested in getting into surgical technology. I was wondering if anyone knew if I would be able to go to...

happylilsurgtechstudent in Largo, Florida

Updated 46 months ago

Is their a lot of jobs being a surgical technician? - 9 Replies

Im going to be going into school to be a surgical tech in July and i just wanna know if there are a lot of jobs in that field in Florida i don't know...

DiamondS1987 in Portage, Indiana

Updated 46 months ago

St student doing paper on Career options for CST - 2 Replies

So as stated doing a paper for my career development class and I'm having quite a bit of trouble find CST careers outside of the hospital OR and...

Scrub Tech in Calabash, North Carolina

Updated 46 months ago

Surgical Tech School/Pay - 9 Replies

I want to change career and have decided on Surgical Technoloy.I have heard many negatives comments,but still want to go for I love the hospital...

Lauren P in Orland Hills, Illinois

Updated 47 months ago

Surgical Tech - 3 Replies

How hard is it to get a Surgical tech position right out of school in IL?

AYORINDE in Northridge, California

S.T. Schools in Southern CA

Hello, I'm looking at two schools: Simi Valley Career Institute/Adult School And Everest College in Reseda. Does anyone have any experience with...

mark in Raton, New Mexico

Updated 47 months ago

cant get a job! - 2 Replies

I have recently graduated from an accredited program with almost 700 hours of experience. EVERYONE keeps telling me that I have to have more...

Lauren P in Orland Hills, Illinois

Updated 47 months ago

Questions about school accreditation/nationals - 1 Reply

I found a school that recently added a surgical tech program and was very excited about getting started. However, I noticed today that they are not...

dot7867 in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Nursing License

Can a DUI misdemeanor stop me from becoming a nurse?

Sue Davis in Pine Bush, New York

Updated 48 months ago

Second Week in Clinicals: Need Advice! - 16 Replies

Hello There! This is my second week of clinicals, wanted to see if anyone could give me some good advice, and how long it took before you actually...

Jasmen Stampley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Surgical Tech Jobs?!

I am a new graduate of Surgical Technology and will be sitting for my CST Exam in early June. Why is it extremely difficult trying to locate a job....


Texas job market

Is it difficult to find a cst job in Texas? Also, are vocational schools looked down upon on resumes?? Any help would be appreciated!

981 in Ontario, California

Updated 49 months ago

CNI College in Orange County - 15 Replies

Does anyone know anything about this school? It is accredited, that I know.

Nicoleaddison in Drums, Pennsylvania

I am a ob tech and I'm only making 14.60hr

Please tell me where I can go to school to make more money


Updated 49 months ago

Mandated Certification in NY State - 1 Reply

Has anyone currently working in NY heard anything about the State passing legislation to mandate certification in the near future? At my hospital we...

valorie Eddins in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 50 months ago

Certification - 1 Reply

Do you have to be certified to work as a Surgical Technician in California?

HoMing in Austin, Texas

Allied Health Careers Surgical Tech Program in Austin, TX

Does anyone attend this school? What can you tell me about the program? Thanks.

brittney12 in Houston, Texas


what kind of jobs can you get i just graduated the surgical tech program and currently waiting to test for certification?

brittney12 in Houston, Texas

What all kind of jobs can i get?

I just graduated and waiting to take my certification test. I'm looking for a job I just want to know what all my opions are? Can you help me?

Bridgegirl in Gillette, Wyoming

Updated 50 months ago

Surgical tech schools in kansas city - 7 Replies

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the schools in kansas city with surgical technician classes...The internet is not showing very good...

surgtechstudent in Northfield, Ohio

Help....need to interview a CST

Can someone please help, I need to interview a surg tech!

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