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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 »

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Surgical technology careers are plentiful in states like California, where CSTs stand to make the highest annual incomes for surgical techs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An allied healthcare career in the OR of any hospital is a coveted role for aspiring medical professionals. If you are thinking of switching careers and joining… Read more »

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The career path of an operating room technician (ORT) or certified surgical technologist (CST) depends on where you are in life when you begin it! Perhaps you are on a wait list to get into nursing school, beginning a surgical tech program or working in sterile tech processing with aspirations of more challenging work and… Read more »

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There are so many opportunities for healthcare professionals in California, it’s no wonder this West Coast mecca is nicknamed “The Golden State.” If you think healthcare recruiters have their work cut out for them, you just might be right. California has the biggest nursing shortage in the nation, and requires many kinds of skilled medical… Read more »

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No doubt about it – safety is a top priority for healthcare professionals in every area they inhabit, from patients’ hospital rooms, to surgical suites, supply rooms and decontamination areas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may be the best resource for hospital staff when it comes to identifying potential hazards and solutions. Here… Read more »

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Securing a job as a central sterile processing technician (CSPT) or certified registered central service technician (CRCST) hinges on a strong sterile processing tech resume. The applicant needs to show integrity and excellence on the career path. Here are five tips sterile techs can use to win over their potential healthcare employers. #1: Compelling Sterile… Read more »

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Healthcare professionals score the jobs they want by showing potential employers that they are competent, reliable and approach the responsibilities in their healthcare careers with preparedness and confidence. When you align talents with an experienced staffing agency, your recruiter helps ensure that you follow these suggestions to the letter. Interview Tip #1: Learn everything you… Read more »

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When certified surgical technicians (CST) carefully assess their geography, work experience, education and training, it helps them determine their earning potential! Surgical technologists working through a healthcare staffing agency may rest assured that recruiters are there to help candidates negotiate a fair salary; however, it still pays for CSTs to know what they’re worth. Begin… Read more »

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No doubt about it, leadership skills are a vital part of being a certified surgical technologist!  The OR team and surgeon are relying on you to do a lot more than prepare a sterile environment for the patient; CSTs must also excel at delegating, working as a team, anticipating all the right instruments, and identifying… Read more »

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It’s official! You nabbed that healthcare job and start work next week. Your fantastic interviewing skills and follow through coordinating with your recruiter paid off; now, you can focus on maintaining that stellar first impression and delivering a top notch performance with your new healthcare employer. Here are a few tips from your recruiting team… Read more »