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Updated 14 hours ago

How hard is it to get a job as a Surgical Tech right out of school/training??? - 162 Replies

I graduated with an Associates Degree as a Surgical Tech, two years have passed since I graduated and I still don't have a job in my field. I went on...


Updated 3 days ago

Has anyone taken the certification test? - 268 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rachel in Panorama City, California"]Would you mind sending me the quizlet link to THANK YOU !!!![/QUOTE] Goo...


Updated 5 days ago

Sterile Processing at Cornerstone College (Union City and Livermore) - 43 Replies

Ross I am a vet and thinking of retraining into this field. How did you get the VA to cover the cost? I hadnt considered that.... Thanks! [Q...


Updated 6 days ago

Study Guide for the Certification... - 77 Replies

[QUOTE who="SurgicalTech2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina"]I recently took the examination like last week and I can say that it was extremely...

Bree& Bre

Updated 6 days ago

Surgical Technology questions - 24 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kris E. in Rochester, Michigan"]Hi David: I myself am currently enrolled at Oakland Community College & know that Macomb Community...



I'm a graduate of 2010. Never took the exam after graduation. Can I just go and take the exam or are there other steps I would have to taketo do so?


Can’t find a Surgical Technician job

I graduated in July of 2015. I have been applying ever since and didn’t even get ONE phone call for an interview:( I took the boards in Dec of 2015 &...


Updated 21 days ago

Is it possible to make 60K a year as a surgical tech after 5 years of experience in California - 1 Reply

starting pay for a surg tech just starting is about 15-18 (southern california) depending which organization you work for. With experience, you make...

S. Harden

Updated 26 days ago

How will a Surgical Tech grads gain required or perfered experience If a hospital will not hire them? ? - 731 Replies

[QUOTE who="James Olden in Fort Wayne, Indiana"]The nurses work that all the time my family missed so many holiday get together because of working...

pjfooeve09 in Irvine, California

Is it possible to make 60K a year as a surgical tech after 5 years of experience in California

Also, does anyone know what the starting salary for a licensed surgical tech is in California?

DANIEL in Spring, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

Surgical Technician schools in NJ and skeptical, please help. - 4 Replies

Hi everyone. I am graduating from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in a few days now, with a BA in Psychology. Since Psych is a dead end road,...

Staci from Clermont county Ohio in Dayton, Ohio

Updated 1 month ago

Helpful YouTube Channel - 4 Replies

Wanted to post up my new venture of creating a surgical tech tips channel on YouTube. I am personally a CST of 8years and recent CSFA graduate and am... in Emeryville, California

Updated 2 months ago

Prepping for certification exam...any suggestions? - 2 Replies

Hi all. I left surgery a few years ago to further my education but decided that I missed scrubbing too much. I recently accepted a scrub tech offer...

courtney in Kannapolis, North Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

Surgical Tech-Good move or not - 184 Replies

I am considering change of career to Surgical Tech. I am interested in Concorde Career College, have recently completed initial visit, I have...

2timeloser in Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Clinicals and Felony Conviction - 256 Replies

Hi All, I have a non-violent, non-sex related felony conviction (wire fraud) that has nothing to do with the healthcare field. I'm planning to...

CeeKay in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

Sterile Processing job - 151 Replies

Was anyone here a sterile processing technician before becoming a surgical technician? I plan to take a sterile processing class in this Fall 2011...

Chack in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

Tired of scrubbing - 8 Replies

I have been doing this since 1997 and I don't think i know that I am burnt out of scrubbing. Is there anything else I can do with this education. ...

Caboose2412 in Bay Shore, New York

Took a different career path but would like to get back into surg tech

I graduated from surgical tech school back in 2011 but could not find a job right away I guess due to economic downturn. Long story short I ended up...

kdthorn in Lafayette, Colorado

Updated 4 months ago

Questions on how to become the 1st assistant - 100 Replies

What do you have to in order to be the 1st assistant? I am trying to get into the surgical tech program at Houston Community College. Dose anyone... in Emeryville, California

Updated 4 months ago

Helpful websites for the SurgTech Certifying exam? - 205 Replies

Hello there everyone, My name is Joel Torres, I am a current surgtech student in Tomball College Surgical Technology Team. I am really...

PostingStuff in Emeryville, California

I found this website to help you study for Surgical Tech exam

Just passing the word to anyone that needs help to study for Surgical Tech exam. Check out

Laura in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 4 months ago

Surgical Technologist With Felonies - 14 Replies

I am currently in mod 2 of my program and I recently caught a marijuana related felony will this hurt my chances of becoming a tech?

Lauratirado1 in Eugene, Oregon

Updated 5 months ago

OB Tech - 155 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...

Cristy in Sanford, North Carolina

Updated 5 months ago

Surgical Tech Interview Prep.... - 205 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...

HellzBeauty in Fresno, California

Updated 6 months ago

Questions about working as a surgical tech - 52 Replies

Is anyone available to anser a few questions for me? I am pursueing a career as a surgical tech and have been given an assignment to speak with one.

Janeille in South Portland, Maine

Updated 7 months ago

Is 22,000 for surgical tech school too much? - 205 Replies

I am looking into surgical tech schools, and found a one year program for 22,000 dollars. It is an accredited school, however arn't there hospital...

Cake in Dalton, Georgia

Updated 8 months ago

Hostile Work Environment - 58 Replies

I am thinking of going to school for a surgical tech but I have heard that there are some real issues with the staff not treating the Surgical Techs...

Surgerygurl in Tustin, California

Updated 8 months ago

Surgical Tech - 350 Replies

I'm a 37 year old Woman, looking to go back to school to pursue a career as a surgical tech. I am very conflicted about choosing this career due to...

Md93 in West Palm Beach, Florida

Updated 9 months ago

Frustrated Surgical Tech - 60 Replies

Do anyone have any suggestions? Ive been out of surg school for two years now, along with several interviews and still cant find a job no one seem...

Pufflefuzz in Lockport, New York

Do I have to do clinicals in every type of surgery?

Can I choose the surgeries I do, or do I have to do every type of surgery? I'd love to see Brain and heart surgeries. I wanna avoid Pediatrics and...

pybazn in St. Paul, Minnesota

Central Services Technician or Sterile Processing Technician or Surgical Technologist or Surgical Assistant?

I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science and I am wondering which path to take. Eventually, I am wanting to go into...

Lisa in Union, New Jersey

Updated 11 months ago

Refresher courses for surg tech - 57 Replies

Does anyone have any information on refresher courses to help someone prepare for the certifying exam for Surgical Technologist? When I graduated...

vasurgtech in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 13 months ago

cant get a job! - 3 Replies

I have recently graduated from an accredited program with almost 700 hours of experience. EVERYONE keeps telling me that I have to have more...

ReneeCST71 in Denver, Colorado

Updated 13 months ago

What's the difference between Surgical Technician and Surgical Technologist? - 16 Replies

Is it the same thing?

factfinder in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 14 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...

Same Thing in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Updated 14 months ago

Recommendation for Surgical Tech college/voc school in Tampa Bay area? - 35 Replies

Hello. I am planning on attending a surgical tech school in the Tampa/St. Petersburgh area. Already have several ones on my list that I am...

Carlo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Merging into surgical technology

Hello! I been thinking about doing surgical technology since I was in high school. My mother was a surgical tech at the local hospital and worked...

Robin in Clark, New Jersey

Updated 15 months ago

ODP from the UK wanting to work in the US as a Surgial Technologist!! HELP PLEASE!! - 11 Replies

hi my names omar, i'm an ODP which is similar to the US version of a surgical technologist i believe, i am intrested in working abroad and the US...

gracie in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Updated 16 months ago

Travel Surg Tech - 390 Replies

I am thinking about doing a few surg tech travel assignments. Has anyone done any travel surg tech ??? What are some good companies to travel with??...

KEVIN85 in Miami, Florida

Updated 16 months ago

Show me the money... - 472 Replies

What are typical surgical technician salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

"Ol' Timer ORT" in Ogden, Utah

Finding traveling overseas

Currently looking into traveling again as an ORT, with an Associate's degree in Sciences. I am also fairly fluent in Spanish. Does any one know of...

Dienering in Charles Town, West Virginia

Updated 17 months ago

Surgical technicians as autopsy assistants - 84 Replies

Do surgical technicians make better forensic autopsy assistants/technicians or do nurses get careers in that field more easily? I am currently going...

yharvey in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 17 months ago

New Grad looking for work ASAP - 42 Replies

How long should it take for you to find work as a surg tech? I've been looking and sending out my resume and nothing happening. When I was doing my...

arub in Dayton, Ohio

Starting Surgery tech school in sincalirs... few enquiries

Hello, I am a proespective student of surgery tech in cinclairs community college in dayton,oh.I have a few questions before i commit myself into...

Valerie Eddins in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 17 months ago

Surgical Tech Travel Agencies - 2 Replies

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,...

Evelyn in Finchley, United Kingdom

Updated 18 months ago

Surgical Technologist in England - 123 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...

dee Probus in atlanta, Colorado

Updated 18 months ago

ATLANTA area Surg. Tech Schools...Any recommendations? - 54 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...

AB in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Surgical tech schools

I am looking into the surgical tech program at Pima and am wondering if it is accredited by the right place. If not does anyone know of any other...

Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 21 months ago

Smoking off the job - 1 Reply

I'm currently in school to become a surgical tech. I smoke Marijuana each night before I go to bed due to sleep issues. I have been smoking for 5...

possible cst in Long Beach, California


Hello, I am about to start school to be a surgical technologist. I was wondering though if anyone knows if surgical technologists or technicians...

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