Surgical Technologist Jobs Forum

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Bianca in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

Previously trained Surgical tech with experience, now trying to reenter field after kids - 21 Replies

I am a previously trained Surgical Tech. I graduated from an accredited program and have approx 7 years hospital experience. When my 2 kids were...

Evan in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 3 months ago

Very Interested in becoming a Surgical Tech but still have doubts. Seeking advise from Surgical Tech please....FL - 145 Replies

Im a 26yr male who's seriously looking into become a Surgical Tech but im not sure if i'll be able to cope with OR environment, blood, smell, needles...

Anais Fabelo in Deland, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your surgical technologist career? - 13 Replies

What do you enjoy most about being a surgical technologist? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn...

Paulee G in Providence, Rhode Island

Updated 14 months ago

Can't get training - 14 Replies

I just recently graduated from a ST program. The clinicals I recieved provided no scrub experience. I interviewed for a job is Spokane and was honest...


Surgical tech

I am asurgical tech looking to go back to school to advance my career. Looking for advice as to which direction to take. R.N.? Ultrasound tech?...

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...

New college student in Seattle, Washington

Memory loss

So I had a question I take medicine for my migraines which I have complex migraines that mimick strokes I lose my memory but I just started medicine...

Gabrielaaa in Houston, Texas

Updated 26 months ago

is anyone leaving in texas - 1 Reply

i am planing on moving to texas in about a year from now i will like o know what kind of benfit do you get as a surgical tech like how much sick...

Freddie in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 26 months ago

2 Questions - 1 Reply

1. This is a very simple question, but highly important. I'm considering this as a career, does the surgical tech stand in one spot for long periods...

possible cst in Long Beach, California


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

Rc in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Updated 32 months ago

Schools in southern california - 2 Replies

Has anyone heard of Southeast Rop Surgical Technology program? Has anyone gone here? I'm getting information from this school that just doesnt match...

Z32 in Jacksonville, Florida

Updated 48 months ago

Surgical Tech Job Interview For Organ Procurement Agency! :) - 6 Replies

I recently graduated from a Surg Tech Program and took the CST Exam as well. I'm awaiting my scores (fingers crossed). I got an offer for a job...

a_yazdan12@*****.*** in Iran, Islamic Republic of

request information

I am a surgical technologist{A.A} graduated from Iran ,and would like to get a job in the USA,so,how can I start that and what requirements do I...


surgical tech school

Hi am new to the forum. Am very interested in becoming a surgical tech, but am afraid am knot smart enough to hack the program,my main fear is math,i...


Updated 62 months ago

Need help finding a job! - 23 Replies

Hello all, I just recently graduated from a ST program and I'm finding it very difficult to find a job, we have a career services center but they...


Travel technologist

I need some very valuable advice. I looking into several travel staffing agencies, fast staff, nova pro and several others. I've read things such as...

semaxwell1 in Nashville, Tennessee

Is there steady work for surgical techs?

Is there steady work for surgical techs? I was recently treated at a large hospital ER Walk-In Clinic. The nurse’s tech who put a splint on me...

Jami in Sioux City, Iowa

Updated 72 months ago

I'm starting Surgical tech classes this fall but I'm worried if its the right career - 1 Reply

Hi everyone I'm starting the Surg tech program this year at Wake tech and I'm worried because its more of a second choice career and not my main...

Jesse Mena in Ossining, New York

Updated 77 months ago

Working as a surgical tech overseas - 3 Replies

I am very interested in working overseas as a surgical tech. Not in the volunteering role but actually working and living. Do they use surgical techs...

KiKi617 in Brighton, Massachusetts

Surgical Technologists in MA

Any ST's out there in MA that can shed any info about the field? I am going into a ST program in Jan. (at MassBay Community College) and would...

samantha jobsta in NJ, Madagascar

Updated 80 months ago

surgical tech - 7 Replies

What is the best school to enroll in order to be a surgical tech, I heard that Sanford brown institute is a really good is that true?

Jman in Carson, California

Will it be smart if i become a surgical tech and try to get into medical school?

I want to become a surgical technician and still attend school. I want to go to medical school to become a general surgeon so i know becoming a...

saif in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 91 months ago

Starting surgical technology classes this 2011 fall and im scared.... any advice????? - 8 Replies

I have been in school for about 3 years just trying to figure out what i wanna do. then i stumbled on CST and i liked the sounds of that field. now...

Jeff in Seattle, Washington

Updated 92 months ago

I want to be a surgical technologist, but im a short person,could this be a disadvantage? - 8 Replies

Before i start i want to be aware. I would be glad to hear your opinion. My height is 5,1.

Jasmen Stampley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Updated 93 months ago

Why Dont people give us New CST a chance!!! - 5 Replies

I have been looking for a job for the last five month, My grades were great in school, graduated with honors, I even passed the certication...

allgoodfa@*****.*** in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 95 months ago

First Assistant in Surgery - 16 Replies

Do you have to have experience to become a first assistant, or can you just have further schooling?

Priya in Phoenix, Arizona

Becoming a surgical tech

I am thinking about going back to school to become a surgical tech, I love trauma and people in general, there is a community college near where I...

Nicole in Scottsdale, Arizona

Updated 96 months ago

Thinking About Surgical Technology - 3 Replies

Hi, I'm new to this forum. I've been thinking about going to school at the Baptist School of Health Professions for surgical technologist. After...

newtexan in Humble, Texas

Updated 98 months ago

Getting a surgical technologist job. - 3 Replies

How did you get your start doing surgical technologist work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

plane1 in Birmingham, Alabama

Updated 104 months ago

The best forum for Surgical Technologist students and educators! - 2 Replies

Please check out this forum... This new area for surgical technology students, educators, and others involved in education or just starting out in...

SweetGrL397 in Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Surgery Center vs Hospital???

Hi, I just recently graduated from a Surgical Technology program and received my certification!! I am now on the job hunt. I was wondering the...

abigail in Palm City, Florida

Updated 104 months ago

Any one know about job openings in stuart fl - 2 Replies

I have recently moved to this area and am looking for a job but no one seems to be hiring.

christina in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 105 months ago

surgical tech programs in san antonio besides baptist? - 5 Replies

Im an LMRT, short x ray tech. I want to go to school to become a surgical tech and the only program i found in san antonio was the baptist. I went...

laura in Gilmer, Texas

Updated 107 months ago

Dropped out of ST program,....... - 15 Replies

Hey everyone! I started doing a surg tech program about 2 weeks ago. I ended up dropping out because i didn't think it was the career for me. Deep...

kelbel in Kansas City, Missouri


does anyone have any information about the CST exam. Like how many questions are on the test and is there anyway of getting a practice exam?

scrub420years in Marysville, California

Updated 114 months ago

what does anyone know about Keiser University - 1 Reply

I was at Keiser University in Port St Lucie, Florida yesterday , I was trying to decide if I wanted to take the nursing program or the Surgical Techs...

swissmissdesigner in Calabasas Hills, California

Updated 117 months ago

NEW GRAD, I got the GREATER LOS ANGELES! - 4 Replies

not really, anyone want to help me? I'll take plastics, surgery centers, if i can get it where i fit in?

Jeremy in Centerville, Utah

Updated 118 months ago

gender - 1 Reply

what would you say the male:female ratio is in the surgical tech field? Basically what i'm asking is if this job is generally considered to be a...


Updated 119 months ago

Surgical Technology - 1 Reply

I'am just started to go to school for surgical technology.

swissmissdesigner in Calabasas Hills, California

MiraCosta Community College - Oceanside, CA

Any one attendet the MiraCosta Community College - Oceanside, CA for Surgical tech program? I would like to hear some feedback about the program...

Sherry Wiedman in Newark, Delaware

Does anyone know anything about the job title "Tech in Surgery-Certified"?

Im a CST and I have come across a new job title... Tech in Surgery-Certified. I have been doing some research and apparently there is another center...

Sharon in Durham, North Carolina

Updated 120 months ago

Are surgical technologist job opportunities growing or declining? - 4 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most surgical...

Roxie in Des Moines, Iowa

Jobs in Flordia

How are the hospitals to work for in Flordia? Is there any to stay away from?

CJ in Englewood, Colorado

whats the difference

Does anyone know the difference between ST2, ST3, and ST4?

Karen King in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 131 months ago

Sheridan Technical Center - 1 Reply

Does anyone know anything about the Sheridan Technical Center program in Hollywood, Florida?

Hommy RT R in Olympia, Washington

My view of ST!!!

I'm an X-ray tech and I work with ST all the time in the Operating Room. I have to give it up to ST you have to be smart, fast on your feet, able to...

lesie in Pompano Beach, Florida

Job market in Florida

Does anyone know what the job market is for ST in South Florida?

mari in Flossmoor, Illinois

Updated 135 months ago

What does a surgical tech do? - 1 Reply

I would love to know just what a surgical tech does?


Updated 137 months ago

Top surgical technologist skills needed to get the job. - 1 Reply

What are the top 3 traits or skills every surgical technologist must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your surgical...

Anita Braxton in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 143 months ago

What are typical surgical technologist salaries? - 1 Reply

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

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