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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

We asked 1,118 job seekers about their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). This is what they told us:

  • 54% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • 78% said earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) helped them make more money
  • 81% said earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) helped them get a job
  • 91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

What are people saying about getting a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 1,116 responses

78% said earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 1,116 responses

81% said earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 1,116 responses

91% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

Why did you decide to earn your Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

Based on 1,118 responses

Required for my current job

33%

Make more money

31%

Changing careers

33%

Get an edge over other candidates

16%

Help my career progression

54%

Other

13%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 891 responses

Surgical Technician View jobs

86%

Surgical Assistant View jobs

1%

Sterile Processing Technician View jobs

1%

Technician View jobs

1%

Medical Assistant View jobs

1%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

789 people answered

“I should have done this sooner in my career.”

Dec. 29, 2019

“I wish I did more research in the field first.”

Dec. 28, 2019

“I wish I did more research in the field first.”

Dec. 28, 2019

“Many employers are looking for this certification, I wish I had done more research on schools that offer this certification.”

Dec. 27, 2019

“I wish an Associate degree was available back then.”

Dec. 27, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

836 people answered

“Study hard, get the best possible grades. It will only help later on”

Dec. 28, 2019

“Study hard, get the best possible grades. it will only help later on.”

Dec. 28, 2019

“The certification requires you to go to school and pass your classes.”

Dec. 27, 2019

“Pay attention to details. Own your mistakes immediately.”

Dec. 27, 2019

“Learn as many rotations as possible including Orthopedic, Neurology and Cardiothoracic cases.”

Dec. 26, 2019

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