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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...

Lucy in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 14 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...

Cisco in San Leandro, California

Updated 16 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 16 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...

smiley1 in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 17 months ago



21kendra in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 17 months ago

eastwick college in ramsey - 8 Replies

Hi,Im trying to find out if anyone went to Eastwick college in Ramsey and how did you like it. Its a lot of money and I just wanted to know is it...

MO in La Jolla, California

Updated 17 months ago

Entry Level as a Surgical Technologist - 271 Replies

I recently graduated 2 months ago. I've been looking for a job none stop. Nobody wants to hire a Surgical Technician fresh out of school. It's been...

semaxwell1 in Nashville, Tennessee

Is there steady work for a surgical tech?

Is there steady work for surgical techs? I was recently treated at a large hospital ER Walk-In Clinic. The nurse’s tech who put a splint on me...

Liz in San Antonio, Texas

which test is easier NBSTSA or NCCT

My husband took the NBSTSA but failed. I noticed a lot of the surgery centers in Texas accept NCCT too, but which one is easier? Thanks for your...

10acgirl in Macon, Georgia

Updated 17 months ago

Surgical Tech Interview Prep.... - 204 Replies

help me please....I graduated from Surg Tech school in June 2006. It has been a year now and I still can not find a job as a Surgical...

Zeelani in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 18 months ago

Surgical Technologist! Need your opinion:) - 1 Reply

kay so I am interested in Surgical Tech. And I went to a college website that stated that their program was halted because they were still trying to...

Niki Martin CST in Sylacauga, Alabama

Updated 18 months ago

CST Exam Studying Buddy! - 1 Reply

I am looking to find someone to study with for my CST (Certified Surgical Tech) Exam. I live in Manhattan (Midtown) and it will be gr8 to have...

Mila1231 in Hewitt, New Jersey

Help! Surgical tech

I am an ob tech at a nj hospital and really want to work as a surgical tech. So far I did the following: 1. Graduated from Eastwick college as a...

Johanna in Jackson Heights, New York

Updated 18 months ago

Mandl School for allied health in NYC. - 6 Replies

Anyone have any information on this school? Accredited or not?

Jen in Wakefield, Massachusetts

Prior Service want to be certified

I was a surgical tech(68D) in the Army. I'm looking to become certified. I just want to know the best way to go about it. Is NBSTSA a good...

ThatGirl07 in Apopka, Florida

Updated 20 months ago

how do you get experience when no one will give you a chance - 4 Replies

I'm a 24 year old college student who took a detour out of my original studies to persue work as a surgical tech to pay my way through school. Well I...

mpadgett30721 in Valrico, Florida

Surgical Tech non certified and certified

Before wasting your time at some for profit allied health school in Surgical Technology do your research. Check on the placement rate of graduates in...

pattierbnsn in Riverdale, Georgia

Updated 21 months ago

brown mackie college - 3 Replies

Its new here in az, anyone from other states have any good or bad experience with them?

James in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 22 months ago

Surgical Tech Travel Agencies - 1 Reply

I am interested in travel CST work. I have been working as a CST for almost three years. I have ENT/OTO, Oral Maxillofacial (OMFS), Plastics, SON,...

mialeduc in Miami, Florida

Updated 22 months ago

Looking for a Job as a Surgical Tech - 6 Replies

I am getting so frustrated Ive been looking for a job in Surgical Tech and have not succeeded yet and I know I can do the work I just wish somebody...

Pete in Benicia, California

Updated 23 months ago

Sterile processing at Contra Costa Medical Career College - 2 Replies

Anyone graduates from this school? How is the program? Is the externship good? Do you have any problem finding a job? Thank you


5150 record

would a 5150 record affect in enrolling into surgical tech school and finding job in a hospital

Migs,CST in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 25 months ago

EMT/ER TECH thinking of surgical tech cert. - 2 Replies

I have ER tech expirence and was wondering if I decided to take the path of CST if any of this expirence would even matter? I see a lot of people...

Migs,CST in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 25 months ago

Study Guide for the Certification... - 76 Replies

I'm preparing for the exam and someone suggests me the "Appleton & Lange review surg tech exam". Does anyone have comment on this book or another...

ablake in ven, Venezuela

Updated 26 months ago



LaTanya Card in Macon, Georgia

Updated 26 months ago

Georgia Surgical Tech - 48 Replies

Are there any Georgia Surgical Techs looking for a job? We can start a Network of Surgical Techs here. It seems that New York has there system...

Donna in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 26 months ago

What are the best surgical technician qualifications and training to get ahead? - 123 Replies

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

ashleywild in Austin, Texas

Updated 26 months ago

LVN or Surgical Tech - Career Change - 4 Replies

I am in trying to decide which program I should pursue, LVN or Surgical Tech. I currently have my bachelor's in Management degree and worked in IT...

missylouis in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Updated 26 months ago

OB Tech - 149 Replies

I am a Surical Tech graduating in 3 weeks. I have my last interview with a local hospital this week. I applied for a surgical tech position in the... in Riverdale, Georgia

Updated 26 months ago

ATLANTA area Surg. Tech Schools...Any recommendations? - 51 Replies

Hey folks, looking to shift careers. Anyone have advice for a good Surg Tech school in the Atlanta area? I have found 3, but don't know anything...

Aaron in Columbia, Missouri

OB Tech/Surgial Tech

I applied for a position as a ob/scrub tech and was curious what the duties for the position would entail, as i assume that c-sections dont happen...

t.khan in United Kingdom

Updated 26 months ago

Surgical Technologist in England - 119 Replies

My family is planning to relocate to London, UK. Does anybody knows if the job responsabilities are the same as in the USA. Are the salaries the same...

Same Thing in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Updated 27 months ago


Hello everyone, I am a 22 year old male about to go back to school to be a surgical tech. I am going for the associates degree, but I notice that... in Spokane, Washington

Updated 27 months ago

Traveling overseas as a surgical tech. - 1 Reply

I am interested I traveling overseas as a surgical tech not in the volunteer role but actually working and making a living. Does anyone have any...

Monique in Petersburg, Virginia

Updated 27 months ago

Tips for picking the right school to pass exam and land a job - 2 Replies

It's sad to read so much negativity regarding this extremely interesting career. I recently graduated, passed my exam with flying colors, and landed...

JJ in Bakersfield, California

Updated 28 months ago

Surgical Tech Training Opportunities in Northern California - 1 Reply

Does anyone know of any training/schooling opportunities in Northern California that AREN'T Skyline College (that accepts students once a year and is...

amullaly in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

surgical technician schools in houston, tx

comparing schools, loving platt college in oklahoma city and currently enrolled to start in september. it starts september 24 2012 and you graduate... in Worcester, Massachusetts

Updated 29 months ago

Traveling Surgical Tech Question - 2 Replies

I would like the opinion of people who have been traveling surgical techs. Do you think that being a traveling surgical tech is a good idea option...


Updated 29 months ago

surgical tech or medical assistant - 1 Reply

I have always wanted to be a RN that works with babies, but I now have 5 kids and don't have time to finish nursing school... I am torn between...


Updated 29 months ago

Oral Surgery or Eye Surgery - 4 Replies

Hi Everyone. I will be graduating from ST school in June and I'm starting to think about Job opportunities. From Clinicals I have found that I...


Updated 29 months ago

work with plastic surgeons years and years.... - 27 Replies

Any questions, comments, advices.I'm the best person you can contact.

Cianelle in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Updated 29 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 30 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 31 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 32 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 32 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...

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