*This blog post was originally published on August 30, 2016, and has been updated to reflect industry changes.
If you’re interested in the medical field becoming a surgical tech may be perfect for you! Surgical technology is a great career choice that offers a high-paying salary, excellent benefits, and allows you to make a huge impact. Here are 5 reasons we love surgical technology and you will too!
#5 – Endless Job Opportunities
Every surgery ward in the world needs a team of surgical techs, and many hospitals need surgery techs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Surgical technicians are not just limited to hospitals, they may also be found in physicians offices or dental practices! And geography doesn’t limit your options. Whether you live in a big city or a small town, chances are there is a hospital nearby that needs a surgical tech.
#4 – Less School, Same Potential
It takes less than two years to train for your career in surgical technology. Milwaukee Career College can teach you everything you need to know to be successful in your career as a surgical tech. Surgical techs enjoy a rewarding career, a competitive salary, meaningful work, and ample opportunity to grow. With shorter training, you can get started in your medical career earlier!
# 3 – Every Day is Different
While some people love monotony, routine and predictability, you love adventure and excitement. That’s why the medical field is perfect for you! Surgery techs never know what to expect from one day to the next⏤surgery will keep you on your toes. This career path gives you the opportunity to learn, grow and experience new things every single day. The work is interesting, and engaging, which makes the day go by quickly.
# 2 – Varying Shifts
For some people, it isn’t realistic to work a standard 9-5 Monday through Friday job. In many facilities, surgical techs can choose from day or night shifts since they are needed 24 hours. This career path can provide dynamic work opportunities for single parents, students pursuing a higher degree, or night owls.
#1 – You Save Lives
Saving lives and making an impact is the number one reason we love surgical technology. While some procedures may not be life-saving, they still make a huge impact on the patients’ life. The satisfaction of knowing that you played a role in a life-changing procedure is unmatched.