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

Here's what 980 Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) reviewers have answered when asked “What advice would you give to a friend or family member interested in earning this certification?”

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“Requires a lot of studying and dedication in pursuing in this career field.”

Jan. 20, 2020

“Requires a lot of studying and dedication in pursuing in this career field.”

Jan. 20, 2020

“Requires a lot of study!”

Jan. 20, 2020

“Be able to stand on your feet for hours on end.”

Jan. 20, 2020

“Test requires a lot of studying. You need prior experience in order to take the test (i.e. training program).”

Jan. 19, 2020

“Be sincere and dedicated to your field.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“If you have the opportunity to get certified, get certified.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“Be sure to study thoroughly for the test. Become a member of the Association of Surgical Technologists to keep up with credentialing. Do not let your certification expire, you'll have to pay a fee to take the certification test again.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“Ensure it’s something you would be willing to stick with and always prepare to better or learn more with new instrumentation.”

Jan. 18, 2020

“Choose a school that guarantees to help you find a position after you graduate. Some chose a program that helped them find a job within their organization as repayment of tuition, which I have been told was challenging.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“It is a lot more stressful then I originally anticipated but it is well worth the work to help those in need.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“My advice to a friend or family member interested in earning this certification is read a lot. Read over and over about the procedure or the subject you are studying at the moment, read until you completely understand. This will make it much easier to take the written tests.”

Jan. 17, 2020

“Buy the App to study.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“Use different sources to study for test.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“Not worth it.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“Be ready to do a lot of studying.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“KEEP BELIEVING. KEEP LEARNING.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“Make sure you can get a job after finishing school.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“Study.”

Jan. 16, 2020

“Give 120% into everything.”

Jan. 15, 2020

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