5 Reasons to become a Surgical Tech

Are you someone who wasn’t quite sure after your high school graduation what you wanted to do with the rest of your life, so you decided to get a job to fill the time? Are you getting sick of your job because it doesn’t pay well or lacks growth? If you want to take your life to the next level, consider going to school to become a surgical technician. There are so many reasons to become a Surgical Tech, but we’ve compiled 5 great reasons to become a Surgical Tech that you may want to explore. If you are unsure

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What does a Surgical Tech do?

Almost all of us have seen operating rooms shown on shows or movies. Some of us have even seen the real thing. We often see of a surgeon with those blue gloves, a patient on the table, maybe a nurse and some sterile drapes. We know that surgeons operate in operating rooms, but who are the people helping them in the operating room? The answer: surgical techs. Surgical techs also play a huge role in performing lifesaving procedures. Prior to surgery, surgical techs receive a list of supplies that will be needed for the upcoming procedure, making sure that all

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4 Essential Traits for the Aspiring Surgical Technologist

Being an Aspiring Surgical Technologist In addition to Surgical Technology Training, an aspiring surgical technologist must be equipped with a variety of skills in order to succeed. Check out these 4 essential traits for surgical techs. Remain Calm Under Pressure Oftentimes, as a surgical technologist, you will be placed in emergency situations where a person’s life is in your hands. You may be faced with the need to tackle and complete medical procedures with immediacy under harsh or gruesome circumstances. It is imperative to remain composed during these times in order to accomplish the task at hand. A singled stressed-out

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Surgical Technologists: Tools You’ll Want to Know!

Surgical technologists also called operating room techs or scrub techs, aid surgeons in the operating room. Surgical techs prepare the operating room by prepping and arranging the surgical tools. Surgical techs also exchange instruments to and from the surgeons during surgery.  Knowing the tools is key to a successful career as a tech. Here is a peek into some of the tools that surgical technologists handle on a daily basis. Instruments are categorized into categories such as cutting, holding, hemostatic, retractors, clamps and distractors, accessories and implants. Cutting instruments This class of tools is used to make incisions or make cuts to remove tissue. Mayo

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Surgical Techs and New Technology in the OR

The future is here with new technology Those of you who are thinking about careers as Surgical Technologists may be wondering what the future holds in terms of the newest, most advanced operating room technologies. For example, the use of robotics has already appeared in operating rooms around the country. With recent government rules for better treatment and shorter hospitalizations, especially for non-emergency surgeries, technological advances will mean not only less time in the hospital but reducing the need for some procedures as well as the frequency of others. Training Surgical Technologists in the correct use of the latest medical equipment

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Surgical Tech Student Awarded Scholarship

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.

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