Is a Sterile Processing Technician a Good Job?

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The healthcare field offers a wide variety of career options, including sterile processing technician. There are several factors that make this a great job; they also make it a very popular option for many people. Are you considering a career as a sterile processing technician? If so, the following highlights may help you decide if… Read more »

Today’s Internship Can Pave the Way for Tomorrow’s Job

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In the classroom, surgical tech students learn about the skills they will need for the job. During an internship, the student learns how to put those skills to work. In other words, the internship is an important bridge from the classroom to assisting in the procedure to be sure everything is sterile, runs smoothly, safely… Read more »

The Basics of Low-Temperature Sterilization

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As the term implies, low-temperature sterilization involves sterilizing without using high temperatures. The low temperatures are ambient or below those used for autoclave, chemical vapor, or dry-heat oven sterilization. Why low-temperature sterilization? If high-temperature sterilization works, why is a low-temperature method even necessary? Many components of today’s advanced surgical tools cannot tolerate the high heat… Read more »

Relocation Sounds Appealing – How Do I Do It?

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Some people throw a dart at a map. Others choose a location based on specific criteria. When it comes to relocating, there are many ways to figure out where to go. What comes next? Without proper preparation, relocating can be overwhelming. Taking the time to lay the groundwork can make the process much smoother. Research… Read more »

Search for a New Job While Still Employed

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Searching for a new job can be challenging. Finding the right jobs to apply for can be tough and tedious. Interviews are stressful. Getting passed over for a dream job is heartbreaking. Searching for a new job while still employed adds a whole new set of challenges to the entire process. Fortunately, there are some… Read more »

Where Can I Work Besides a Hospital?

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Allied healthcare professionals are critical to patient care, with the majority of CSTs and sterile techs employed in medical and surgical hospitals—but this isn’t the only clinical setting where their skills are in demand. That begs the question – what other jobs can a surgical tech do? The answer for where surgical techs can work includes… Read more »