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sonya in Augusta, Georgia

Updated 99 months ago

Placing Rectractor - 1 Reply

I've been a Surg Tech for well over 30 years. It has always been a well established concept that a Surg Tech may hold retractors but legally may not...

Beware in Cordova, Tennessee

Updated 99 months ago

Schools In JAX ,FL - 4 Replies

I'm having a brain buster...What school to go to here in Jacksonville, FL. I am most likely going to have to wait a year if I decide to go to FCCJ a...

ladyjohanne in Pompano Beach, Florida

Updated 99 months ago

Lots of Surgical Tech Jobs out there! - 1 Reply

I had a couple of people I know graduate from the ST program at Sanford Brown. Most folks refused to move outside the area they lived in, so those...

Scott in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 99 months ago

I'll be starting a surgical tech class 08 - 5 Replies

When i complete the ST course how hard is it to find a job i'll be certified.and what kind of work will i be doing for the first year.I know you...

ladyjohanne in Boca Raton, Florida

Updated 100 months ago

Entry Level Jobs for Surgical Tech - 1 Reply

Looking for entry level job as a surgical tech in IL

live in socal, California

Bachelor's Degree in Management - pursuing Surgical Tech

I currently have a bachelor's degree in Management and have worked in the IT field for the past 10 years, 5 years as a manager. I was recently layed...

Drumboy 56 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated 100 months ago

3rd shift - 4 Replies

I'm interviewing next week for 3rd shift labor and delivery. I just graduated in July and this is the first interview offer out of 25 applications. ...

John-JAY Steinhardt in ALBANY, Massachusetts

Updated 100 months ago

Period after graduating before being hired - 2 Replies

I'm wondering if any of you can share your experience if you had a long gap between graduating from a Surg Tech program and getting hired. Did you...

Drumboy 56 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Updated 100 months ago

Getting Certified - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm a student in a st program and was wondering if some graduates could tell me how long it took you to get certified? Did you sit for the exam...

Diana in Houston, Texas

Need help from surgical techs in houston

I have a school assignement that requires a simple interview with a certified surgical tech (Has to have already worked 1 year in field) in the...

looking for construction management posi in New York, New York

How to break into the jon market

I have a graduate degree in construction management from an ivy league college & an undergrad in civil engineering from a prestigious engineering...

Debbs in San Diego, California

San Diego Job Market and question on CNI in Orange County

Any SD folks out there who can comment on job prospects in San Diego? Does anyone have experience with CNI colledge in Orange County? If so,...

Maria in Taylors, South Carolina

Starting Over

It has been since 2004 that i did my surgical tech course and never took the test. I did work at a hospital for 2 years and moved to South Carolina....

Ringmaster in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Updated 101 months ago

First Assists - 1 Reply

From all the research I've done the average salary for a first assist is somewhere between 65-75k. With insurance laws changing the payees are...

VERONICA in Newark, Delaware

Updated 101 months ago

starting school in 2 weeks - 15 Replies

hi guys, i am starting st school in 2 weeks and i am totally estatic! i am very pumped about starting a new career. can you please tell me hoe...

leah farnsworth in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 102 months ago

Top surgical technician skills needed to get the job. - 5 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every surgical technician must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your surgical...

maroon in Arlington, Texas

Updated 102 months ago

Define the importance in being an aggresive Surgical Tech. - 2 Replies

One of the most important things taught to me as an ST, is being aggressive. Please define your own definition and importance in being an aggressive...

aescobar in Cypress, Texas

Updated 102 months ago

schools in dallas - 10 Replies

i am wanting to go to school. can anyone reccomend a school in the dallas area for surgical techs.

Daisy2 in Tampa, Florida

Updated 102 months ago

Accelerated Programs ex: Surgical Tech-16 months - 2 Replies

Question: How hard is the ST program? I have a 4 year degree in science from about 15 years ago. I have never taken a program that you finish in...


Accreditations: ACCSCT VS CAAHEP

Hi there, I have trawled the internet endlessly looking for an answer on this one. I know everyone says CAAHEP all the way..though the school I...

Ryan Matthews in Marysville, Washington

Surgical Techs WA state

Any surgical techs from WA state on here? I was hoping someone could tell me how the job market is here. Is it hard to get on somewhere? I am...

tandra in Lilburn, Georgia

Surgical Tech is a great field to be in. once you are in. So how can I get in? trying to stay positive!

I need A job.

in the cut in Pomona, California

Dr. 90210 - Hire me! I can be the new scrub learning the wonderful world of Plastic Surgery!

E-Channel what do you think about that? Hailing from the cold streets of Pomona, add some drama here and there...?

l.e.concorde, memphis, tn in Hernando, Mississippi

need a job

I graduated in May and have had a few interviews, everyone wants experience. I am certified with a GPA top in my class. Looking for a career in the...

applyingtoschool in Grasonville, Maryland


I am getting ready to take the HOBET test so I can apply for tech program. Has anyone taken the test? I have a number of study guides, but I'm...

They are never in the paper in Scottsdale, Arizona

Updated 103 months ago

Can a type 1 diabetic become a Surgical Tech? - 2 Replies

I have been a insulin dependent diabetic for 16+ years, under pretty good control... I have been looking into a few different fields of work and this...

Nakeya in Merchantville, New Jersey

Updated 103 months ago

Need advise from employeed ST's - 1 Reply

I will be enrolling in a ST program here locally in 3 months. My issue is that I have heard allot of negative information about becoming a ST. Is...

Elena R in North Carolina

Newbie here!

hey everyone! I have a few questions, the main one being does any one know of a good school to go to near raleigh NC? I have been looking and...

Tracey in Clinton, Mississippi

Updated 103 months ago

what to wear , what not to wear? - 10 Replies

im currently enrolled at concord. Im not really sure about hospital policies regarding surgical technologist. What can you wear under your scrubs?...

sailingsoon in Tampa, Florida

Updated 103 months ago

Why do people want to be surgical technologists? - 2 Replies

For all the surgical technologists out there why did you choose this profession? Besides the great job opportunities?


Surgical tech?

I thinkin of goin through a surgical tech program but kno lil bout it, so I have some serious questions. Names of sur tech school in la county?...

Jacks Raging Bile Duct in Hotel, California

Dust In The Wind

To my people struggling to find work from LA to NY, ST grads 08'.

Jacks Raging Bile Duct in Hotel, California

Updated 103 months ago

recent grad hirings ? - 2 Replies

'm sure all the working scrub techs posting here are accurate in their comments about being a surgical tech. After paying $27k for schooling , doing...

yogatoes in Vacaville, California

Jobs openings

I just located to vacaville, Ca. from Washington and in need of a job. I have been a tech for Five years and experienced in OB and outpatient...

jprinz20 in Beeville, Texas

Updated 104 months ago

Id like to know some information without getting advertisements on schools to go to.... - 2 Replies

Hi i live in south Tx. and im fixing to go back to school. I was going to go to major in computer science but recently after working a little in a...

Jacks Raging Bile Duct in Hotel, California

Updated 104 months ago

Has any new grad in LA/orange co. been hired lately ?????? - 5 Replies

I'm trying to see if ANYONE (in orange or LA county) has been hired on as a ST new grad over the last 6 months- NOT counting their extern site ? Our...

sole in Atlanta, Georgia


does anyone now the requirments to work as a surgical tech in US i'm caming from bolivia

lightkeeper45@*****.*** in Ringgold, Georgia

Updated 104 months ago

Any techs out there in LA/OC/IE, specializing in Plastic Surgery? - 2 Replies

Pls elaborate.

Paul_E_Tech in So Cal, California

Updated 104 months ago

Certified Surgical Technicians needed for an interview for my Human Relations class - 9 Replies

My name is Karen. I am currently in a Surgical Technologist program to obtain an associates degree and get certified. In one of my classes, Human...

Jacks Raging Bile Duct in Hotel, California

Updated 105 months ago

Surgical Tech Grads of 2008 Outlook - 1 Reply

I'm an 08' grad, certified residing here in socal. Due to this economy, lack of experience, undermined by this digital online resume filter...

windsofchange5 in Houston, Texas

Tech school

I have looked into several tech schools...... 3 here in houston. Has anyone graduated from the medvance surg program? Are the classes helpful? Can...

Jacks Raging Bile Duct in Los Angeles, California

Surgical Tech Grads UNITE

Two Words, LARRY KING.

Jacks Raging Bile Duct in Los Angeles, California

Updated 105 months ago

We the ppl frm California are giving the ST Industry a bad name? - 1 Reply

meme470 in Spokane, Washington said: I am so tired of people in California talking about how you can't find jobs. You are giving this industry a bad...

nikimorgan04 in Pasadena, Maryland

drug conviction, but never charged

just wanted to let you know that as long as u were never found guilty of the charges, it will not hurt you in any manor. just prepare to show the...

nikimorgan04 in Pasadena, Maryland

typing error

omg! typed that so fast i fudged it! sorry, swear i am not an idiot! lol! thanks for any replys!

no vert in Sumter, South Carolina

Understanding hobbet scores.

I bombed the math, and at the bottom of the paper it said at risk. At risk for what? Am i screwed for this fall admission?

tbone in Toms River, New Jersey

Updated 105 months ago

Anyone go to star tech? - 2 Replies

Has anyone gone to star tech? I just signed up for the school for surgical tech and I am interested in hearing about your experiences from this...

Ryan Matthews in Marysville, Washington

Pima CC?

Has anyone gone to Pima CC? Is this a good program? It is only a one year certificate. Should I get a 2 year instead. I am just about done with my AA...

Jenstrinati in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 105 months ago

Start Up Medical Device opportunity - 5 Replies

Looking for amazing individuals that would like to get into device sales. Area of specialty is orthopaedics. Primary responsibility will be to...

scrubperson in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 105 months ago

working in the UK - 1 Reply

I am intrested in working in England as a contract temp. They are called ODP's and I would like to know if anyone out there knows if they accept our...

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