Walking Through a Job Description for a Surgical Tech

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A surgical tech is an important member of the operating room team. Surgical techs have specific duties before, during, and after surgery, and attention to detail is critical at every stage of the process. In addition, surgical techs must be adaptable, quick thinking, and organized. Before Surgery Surgical techs are responsible for specific functions before… Read more »

What Skills Do Surgical Techs Need in a Digital Operating Room?

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Advances in technology have brought many changes to healthcare, and the momentum is continuing. The operating rooms of the future will be very different than operating rooms of the past, and they’ll even be different from what we’re accustomed to today. What skills do surgical techs need for the digital operating rooms of tomorrow? Strong… Read more »

How Can Surgical Techs Earn an Externship?

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Surgical tech students cover a lot of material during the classroom portion of the program, but that’s only one part of it. The externship is another part, and it’s where you’ll begin to put your newfound knowledge to work. What Is an Externship? Learning isn’t limited to the classroom. After your classes, you’ll take your… Read more »

How Much Will the Surgical Tech Market Grow in the Next Five Years?

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know what’s coming five years down the road? It would help us make decisions, be prepared, and know what to expect. Although we can’t know exactly what to expect in terms of an individual job, career projections give us valuable information about what’s to come in a particular field.  Growth  When considering the… Read more »

Top Tips to Find a Job in 2020 for Surgical Techs and Sterile Techs

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What’s in store for you in 2020? If a new job is on your list for the new year, we have a few tips that can help. Finding a new job can be challenging and even frustrating. Fortunately, there are a few important things that can increase your chances. We’re rooting for you, and we hope 2020… Read more »

2020 Salary Guide for Surgical Techs

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What does the new year have in store for you? Maybe you’ve been considering a career as a surgical tech and feel like 2020 is the year to dive into this role. If that’s the case, we have some information that will be very useful to you. Duties What does a surgical tech do? It’s… Read more »

When Is Virtual Reality Coming to the Operating Room?

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At one time, virtual reality was a novelty, mostly focused on video games. Those days are gone; today, virtual reality is a useful tool, including in the medical field. When is it coming to the operating room, and why does that matter? In Some Cases, It’s Already There Take Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport… Read more »

Test Resources for Surgical Techs Trying to Earn a Certification

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Do you enjoy taking tests? Most people answer that with a definite no. If you’re on the path to becoming a surgical tech, you may be worried about your certification exam. However, there are ways to make testing a little easier and less intimidating, and we’re here to help with that. Here are a few… Read more »

What Is the Difference Between a Surgical Tech and a Sterile Tech?

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If you’re considering a career in the medical field, you may be trying to narrow your options down a bit. For example, there are various tech roles, and it may be helpful to explore two popular options: surgical tech and sterile tech. It will give you a better idea of the differences between the two… Read more »

How to Manage Your Stress in a Surgical Position

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Any job can be stressful, but a job that involves keeping people alive and healthy can be particularly stressful. It can also be incredibly rewarding, and that’s why so many people choose to work in these positions. However, it’s important to manage your stress so it doesn’t become overwhelming. Talk About It Any day can… Read more »