Pictured are some MCC Surgical Tech Students

Whether you’re still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up or you already have your heart set on becoming a surgical tech, this article is for you. Surgical tech is the coolest career in the world (that might not be factually correct but in our opinion, it’s a fact) for these five reasons.

#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. 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. If you aren’t convinced yet, the number of surgical techs hired annually is projected to increase every year from now until 2022.

#4 – Less School, Same Potential

Surgical techs can earn their degree in under two years while still enjoying a rewarding career, a competitive salary, meaningful work, and ample opportunity to grow. You can expect to learn everything you need to know to be successful in your surgery tech career in just two years, which means you can start your career earlier.

# 3 – Every Day is Different

While some people love monotony and routine and predictability, you love adventure and excitement. Surgery techs never know what to expect from one day to the next; they see it all. They have the opportunity to learn and grow and experience new things every single day of their careers. The work is exciting, interesting, and engaging, which makes the day go by fast.

# 2 – Varying Shifts

Some people aren’t able to work a standard Monday through Friday job from 9 – 5. In many facilities, surgical techs are staffed on the evening and night shifts as well which can provide dynamic work opportunities for single parents, students pursuing a higher degree, or night owls.

#1 – You Save Lives

Saving lives is the number one benefit of becoming a surgical tech, hands down. The satisfaction of knowing that you played a role in a life-changing procedure is unmatched.

Learn more about the Surgical Technology program at Milwaukee Career College today!