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 »

Five Quotes to Help Allied Health Professionals Meet Their New Year’s Resolutions

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Happy New Year! 2019 is a memory, and 2020 is just beginning. The year is full of possibilities, hope, and opportunities. Did you make resolutions for the new year? Keeping them can be a challenge, but we have some quotes to motivate you and help you stay the course. Be Positive We can be our… 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 »

Four Tips to Developing a Thankful Mindset Year Round

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When Thanksgiving approaches, many people begin focusing on what they’re thankful for. It feels good to practice gratitude — and it brings numerous benefits — so why limit it to one specific time of year? You can practice gratitude 365 days a year, and we have a few tips to help you get started. Commit… 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 »

Your Co-Worker and Friend Just Quit – Now What?

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Work friendships can be important. You may eat together, laugh on good days, and boost each other’s spirits on bad days. Then, one day, your best friend at work decides it’s time to move on. Where do you go from here? We have a few tips to help you cope. Give Yourself Time to Adjust… Read more »

Six Best Practices to Keep Your Mental Health in Check

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How do you deal with stress and optimize your mental health? These issues are essential for all of us, especially in a profession that involves caring for people or helping them care for themselves. Here are a few tips to keep your mental health in check.  Keep a Journal  Writing things down can be helpful… Read more »

Four Ways to Move Up the Ranks in Your Healthcare Position

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Even if you love your current job, you may be dreaming of what comes next. Do you envision more responsibility? A supervisory role? Leading a department or facility? Whatever your goals are, there are a few steps that will help you move up the ranks in healthcare. Keep Learning Many healthcare roles have continuing education… Read more »