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Updated 5 hours ago

Has anyone taken the certification test? - 345 Replies

Has anyone taken the test in 2019 yet?


Updated 9 days ago

OB Tech - 158 Replies

[QUOTE who="Brandice in Tustin, California"]I am new grad here in southern california...does anyone know of hospitals,surgery centers ect. that will...


Updated 14 days ago

Surgical Tech-Good move or not - 185 Replies

[QUOTE who="Linda in Mckinney, Texas"]I have been told that it is difficult to get a job out of school, that Dr do not want to work with newbys. Not...


Updated 15 days ago

Surgical Technologist With Felonies - 15 Replies

[QUOTE who="wwwangel29 in Bronx, New York"]Hi Cindy. I just wanted to post a response to your judgemental statements. If a person has a felony on...


Updated 2 months ago

Surgical Technologist in England - 124 Replies

[QUOTE who="Vphillips in Glasgow, United Kingdom"]Hi, I am an operating department practitoner in the UK and I am considering relocating to Canada,...

Nicole V

Updated 2 months ago

Tired of scrubbing - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="Chack in Rock Hill, South Carolina"]Can anyone recommend some reputable and well paying traveling companies, I find myself working hard...


Sacramento Surgical Techs: How's the job Market?

I am considering the Surgical Technologist program in Carrington college over at Citrus Heights and was wondering how the job market fared for new...

Brittany Steady

Updated 2 months ago


[QUOTE who="Sj in Nashville, Tennessee"]Can you tell me what school in Georgia or Tennessee offers degree programs in Surgical tech? I have looked...


Updated 3 months ago

What are the best surgical technician qualifications and training to get ahead? - 125 Replies

[QUOTE who="tr63709 in Irvington, New Jersey"]I’ve been an ST for 38 years, I read that I am considered certified without having to test. Is this...


Updated 3 months ago

Second Week in Clinicals: Need Advice! - 17 Replies

I graduated in 2014. I finally got hired a month and a half ago! I had to stay positive, even when I felt like throwing my hands up and screaming...

Updated 3 months ago

Surgical technologist or Occupational Therapy Assistant? - 1 Reply

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Updated 3 months ago

ATLANTA area Surg. Tech Schools...Any recommendations? - 58 Replies

[QUOTE who="Megan Ames in Griffin, Georgia"]I am currently going to be in surgical tech at southern crescent i want to further go on to be physician...


Updated 4 months ago

How hard is it to get a job as a Surgical Tech right out of school/training??? - 164 Replies

I graduated from my the CST program about a month ago and honestly didn't have that hard of a time finding a job. There were 10 people in my...


Updated 4 months ago

Frustrated Surgical Tech - 61 Replies

i was just pulled from my clinical rotation but would still like to finish the program. Do you know any schools that will allow me to do my...


Getting certified been an ST for 6+ years

I went to school for 2 years earned my AAS FOR SURGICAL TECNOLOGY but found out after I graduated the school lost there accreditation so I did not...

louie aragon

Updated 5 months ago

Clinicals and Felony Conviction - 257 Replies

I would like to go to school for a message therapist but I have 2 felonies (driving on a suspended license). I was hoping someone could give me...

Updated 5 months ago

Surgical Tech with Bachelor's degree - 6 Replies

[QUOTE who="Veronica in Las Vegas, Nevada"]Hi i was wondering how and what achool you went to because I also am a CST and want to get my Bachelor...

SPD teacher in Sacramento, California

Updated 5 months ago

Sterile Processing job - 152 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...

Patricia in Newark, California

Updated 6 months ago

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

I'm intersted in Surgical Technology, but the job market doesn't seem good for new grads. I don't think Sterile Processing is much better. Still, the...

Karsen in Mayfield, Kentucky

Updated 6 months ago

Study Guide for the Certification... - 77 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...

Bree& Bre in Warren, Michigan

Updated 6 months ago

Surgical Technology questions - 24 Replies

Hi, my name is David and I am interested in becoming a Surgical Tech where I live in Taylor, Michigan. The economy is very bad here!! Has anybody...



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?

Amilos in San Pedro, California

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 &...

paced1993 in Riverside, California

Updated 7 months ago

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

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

S. Harden in Hockessin, Delaware

Updated 7 months ago

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

I graduated 5-months ago and recently pass the CST.I have applied online and applied going to the diff hospitals in my area like Kaiser...

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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 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...

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 10 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 10 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

Cristy in Sanford, North Carolina

Updated 11 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 13 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 14 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 14 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 15 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...

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 18 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 19 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 19 months ago

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

Is it the same thing?

factfinder in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 20 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 21 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 21 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 22 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 23 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...

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