Heart surgery specialization?

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AprilAB in Austin, Texas

28 months ago

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 get a job in this field? I actually have no paid ST experience; of course that would be a start and I am applying for all ST jobs, even if they say experience required.

Do techs in the heart field usually get in by doing other surgeries first and then asking to change over, or by getting specialized education? If the latter, from where?
Thank you very much!
April

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