Surgical Tech

How to Become a Surgical Tech (Is it Right for You?)

Becoming a surgical tech is a one of a kind experience.  I did it in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman in 2002.  In the civilian world, the school is a trade school or an associates degree program.  You should have a high school diploma to apply. It is not possible to become a surgical tech completely online.  School is meant to be hands on, lab, and OJT. There are two parts below.  One is about school and the other is about you.  I want you to look honestly…

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6 Crappy Things About Being a Surgical Tech

I was a Surgical Technologist off and on for 12 years, mostly in the US Navy.  All together I have about a decade of operating room experience in different settings.  The career comes with many rewards, so I’m not just trashing the job. This article is for anyone thinking about Surgical Technology as a profession.  I also have a full write up of a Surgical Tech job description (here).  It’s a “day in the life” type of article.  Feel free to check it out and share it with someone that might…

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5 Things I Loved about Being a Surgical Tech

I was a Surgical Tech for about 12 years with a few breaks in there.  There are many ups and downs in the career, and that’s a huge understatement!  This post is about some of my favorite aspects of the job. If you are considering this career, I want you to have all the information about it, so you can make an educated decision.  Plus, only a small percentage of people make a good fit as a tech. It’s not truthful to just be a cheerleader for the job, pretending…

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What Does a Surgical Tech Do? I’ll Give You a Typical Day.

What does a Surgical Tech do?  This is what I’m asked whenever I bring up my operating room experience.  The best job description I can give is to walk you through a typical day. Keep in mind, though, no two days are alike in the OR.  Almost no two surgeries are alike for that matter.  There are so many different factors during the day and across different facilities. You must be constantly adaptable to changing conditions.  If you like regular working days that are more or less all the same, Surgical Technology is…

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