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Everything You Need To Know About Surgical Tech Training

Surgical technician working, with surgery patient in background.

Surgical technicians have an important role to play in the operating room. They work directly under the surgeon to perform a variety of tasks before, during, and after surgical procedures. The surgical tech keeps the surgeon on track, providing tools as needed. Becoming a surgical tech is a great career choice for those interested in the medical field.

Surgical Technology Training at Milwaukee Career College

Our goal at Milwaukee Career College is to prepare you for your future career in surgical technology. In just two years, you could earn your Associates Degree in surgical technology and start working a job you love. Discover how surgical tech training at MCC can help you succeed in the field!

Learn the Skills You Need to Succeed

The surgical tech program offered at Milwaukee Career College teaches critical skills through hands-on training. Students gain skills by practicing with real surgical tools and demonstrations from experienced professionals within the field.

A few of the skills taught in the surgical technology program include:

  • Disinfecting the operating room before and after surgical procedures
  • Proper sterilization techniques of all medical equipment
  • Setting up surgical supplies in a way that will help the surgeon
  • Best practices to account for and keep track of all surgical instruments
  • Maintaining proper sterilization of medical equipment during a procedure

In addition to gaining important skills, students will also gain real-world experience through an externship at a real medical facility. Students spend six weeks at an externship site to practice the skills they’ve learned.

Get Help Paying For Your Surgical Tech Training

A career in surgical technology requires extensive training to be successful. Milwaukee Career College understands some may have a hard time affording the necessary training to get started in the field. That’s why we are proud to offer a variety of financial assistance and scholarship programs to our students. Our financial aid staff members are here to help you find the programs that work best for you! We can help you find ways to finance your dreams of becoming a surgical tech. Take a look at how we helped surgical tech student, Ruth Duran, get financial relief for her training.

Training For a Rewarding Career You’ll Love

Surgical technology professionals make an enormous impact on a daily basis. They assist surgeons in performing life-altering, and sometimes life-saving, procedures on patients each and every day. As a surgical tech, you will get to make a difference by helping people live healthier, happier, and fuller lives. A job that allows you to help others is one you can feel good about going to every day!

Not only is the work itself rewarding, but the pay is also excellent! Surgical technicians make $20 – $25 per hour. Meaning a full-time surgical tech can expect to earn about $45,000 annually. The majority of companies hiring surgical techs also offer comprehensive benefits packages including insurance, 401k, paid time off and much more.

Get Hired as a Surgical Technology

Our Career Services Team develop and nurture relationships with area employers to assist graduates in finding a job they’ll love. We work with a variety of employers so our students can complete their externship and be notified of job openings first-hand. Milwaukee Career College is proud to offer job placement assistance to graduates of our surgical tech program.

Aside from helping our graduates get hired, the demand for surgical technicians has never been higher. Demand for surgical techs is expected to rise by about 15% between 2014 and 2024. This is a much faster growth rate than the majority of other industries, which ensures that you have a steady, stable job with high demand for years to come.

Explore The Program Before You Commit

Starting a new career is a big decision to make. It’s a choice that requires dedication and a strong desire to reach your goals. MCC is here to help you take the next step towards your new career! Got questions? We invite you to come in and meet with an admissions representative to learn more about the program.

Contact us today if you’re ready to learn more about the exciting world of surgical technology!

Working in a Veterinary Clinic is Perfect for Animal Lovers

Veterinary professionals working with a golden retriever dog on the table.

Never Too Late To Start Your New Career

Many children grow up with a love for animals and it is common for children to dream of someday working in a veterinary clinic. You may have never pursued your dream of working in the veterinary field but the thought has come to mind as you find yourself looking for a new career.

If that’s the case, then you should know that there is still time to train for your new career as a Veterinary Assistant! There’s no time like the present to start pursuing your dreams. Milwaukee Career College offers accelerated, hands-on training programs that can get you prepared for a new career in a matter of months. This career offers the chance to care for animals and assist veterinarians in providing medical care.

A Glimpse Into the Veterinary Field

Veterinary Assistants can be found in a variety of settings including laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. They also care for the well-being of animals by doing routine tasks under the supervision of veterinarians, scientists, or veterinary technologists or technicians. Veterinary Assistants perform a variety of tasks, including monitoring animals after surgery, providing first aid to injured animals and giving medication or immunizations prescribed by the veterinarian.

There are also opportunities for advancement in the field. After they’ve gained a bit of experience and maybe even finished additional training, they may be able to advance in their career. However, some veterinarian assistants are content with their position, which does offer a chance to work directly with animals in a clinical setting.

Start Training For Your Veterinary Career

The number of Americans with pets is higher than its ever been before and that means the demand for quality veterinarian care has never been higher. If you are looking for a new career and have a passion for animals, then becoming a Vet Assistant would be the perfect job for you! Milwaukee Career College’s Veterinary Assistant training program is the ideal place to launch that new career. Contact us today to learn more!

Medical Assistants Choose From Various Fields

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Medical assistants are needed in a variety of fields, allowing them to choose from a couple of different work environments. The diversity in tasks and setting⏤along with job stability and high earning potential⏤are both reasons many are considering a career as a medical assistant.

Different Job Opportunities for Medical Assistants

Some medical assistants serve as administrative medical assistants, which fill out insurance forms or code patients’ medical information. Some administrative medical assistants are put in charge of purchasing supplies and equipment for the office.

Working as a clinical medical assistant could mean something different depending on the medical facility. Some perform basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. Clinical medical assistants also have additional responsibilities including instructing patients about medication or special diets, preparing patients for x rays, removing stitches, drawing blood, and changing dressings.

Some medical assistants specialize in a specific type of medical office. An ophthalmic medical assistant helps ophthalmologists and optometrists provide eye care. They instruct patients on how to insert, remove, and care for contact lenses and can help an ophthalmologist in surgery.

Podiatric medical assistants work closely with podiatrists (foot doctors). They may make castings of feet, expose and develop x rays, and assist podiatrists in surgery. Medical assistants are able to choose from a variety of work environments and specialist medical practices!

Required Training to Become a Medical Assistant

If you are looking for a career in an industry that offers good pay, a variety of work settings to choose from, the chance for advancement and stability, then becoming a medical assistant might be the perfect fit for you. If you are considering a career as a medical assistant, Milwaukee Career College has the training you need! We’re here to help you gain the skills and experience healthcare employers are looking for. Contact us to learn more!

Surgical Tech Student Awarded Scholarship

Student holding certificate for scholarship she won.

Milwaukee Career College Scholarship Winner

Ruth Duran, Surgical Technology student at Milwaukee Career College (MCC) was the recent winner of the Melinda Wilkes Memorial Scholarship! The scholarship is awarded to MCC students bi-annually and is based on demonstrated scholastic achievement as well as an above-average potential for success in their chosen field of work. The recipient must be of good character and have a record of good citizenship and community service.

Ruth heard of the Melinda Wilkes Memorial Scholarship when she first started her training at MCC. She submitted the documentation, essay, completed additional requirements and patiently waited to hear who the winner would be. When she heard she won she was shocked and excited to receive the scholarship! She explained the scholarship win was a blessing, “I usually don’t win these kinds of things,” Ruth said. “It is a true blessing. Thank you!”

The First of the Family to Attend College

Coming from a family of immigrants, Ruth has always valued the opportunities granted to her in the United States. She is currently pursuing her dream to be the first in her family to graduate from college. Ruth’s drive to succeed stems from understanding the sacrifice her parents have made to give her siblings and her a better life. “It is my mission to pull through and do anything it takes to become the first person to graduate college in my family,” Ruth said.

Before enrolling at MCC, she worked as a service manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill. One of her coworkers at Chipotle had recently graduated from MCC and told Ruth about her experience. She quickly found her experience at other colleges would differ greatly from MCC. Her classes had previously included 30 or more students, but at MCC the one-on-one instruction and small class sizes set her up well to realize her dream of working in the medical field.

“I’ve always had an interest in the medical field,” Ruth explained when asked why she was interested in surgical technology. “I believe in working in a career where you are giving back. I want to work in a field where not only am I helping myself but helping others by saving lives every day.”

A Bright Future Ahead for Surgical Tech Student

With individualized attention from instructor’s and a passion for giving back Ruth is excelling in her training. She prioritizes studying, stays after class to assist instructors, and is putting full effort into maintaining a perfect attendance record through graduation. Ruth believes in prioritizing her homework and studies above all else, saying that she will miss going out to the movies or going out on weekends but that it’ll be worthwhile in the end.

As a Surgical Technology student, Ruth is excited to work in a field where she is not only furthering her career goals but helping others by saving lives every day. A natural leader, she plans to be in a leadership position so she can be trusted to train others and pass her education along. She also has a strong desire to utilize her time outside of her new career for volunteer work. “I believe that part of having a gifted job is to give back,” Ruth said.

 

Congratulations, Ruth! We’re proud of the hard work you’ve put in so far and know you’ll be a great surgical tech someday soon. Thank you for choosing Milwaukee Career College to kick-start your new career in the medical field!

OUR REVIEWS

Chaya Cohen

The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :)
Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :)

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Chaya Cohen

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:56:11+00:00

Chaya Cohen

The admissions department and accomondations for future students is amazing :) Looking forward to starting the vet assistant course on the 26th! :) View more testimonials

Amanda Krebs

While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student.


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Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic

Amanda Krebs

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:57:50+00:00

Amanda Krebs

Pictured is MCC grad Amanda Krebs working in a Vet Clinic
While I was a student at MCC I had an amazing time. All the teachers took the time to get to know their students, even Dr. Cybela. I was able to learn hands on in the career, and Mcc helped me find a Job in the field I studied. This is a great school, and I am glad I was a student. View more testimonials

Tiffany Tice

Some of the best memories I have, have been made here.. =)

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Tiffany Tice

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:55:26+00:00

Tiffany Tice

Some of the best memories I have, have been made here.. =) View more testimonials

Noel Fritz

"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed."


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Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.

Noel Fritz

Milwaukee Career College
5.0
2015-09-16T19:56:52+00:00

Noel Fritz

Picture is Noel Fritz checking a patient's blood pressure.
"My time at MCC was amazing! The faculty and staff genuinely care about each and every student. I couldn’t thank Mrs. Hoover, Mrs. Jordan, and Mrs. Buckley enough for teaching us the knowledge and skills we need to succeed in the medical field. Hard work and dedication landed me an externship I could only dream of with Froedtert Hospital. I am beyond blessed to have had the opportunity to accept an offer and start my career as a medical assistant with Froedtert Hospital. Dream. Achieve. Succeed." View more testimonials
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