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Enroll in Surgical Technologist Training at Everest!

Surgical technologists are critical members of a modern surgical team. What happens in an operating room (OR) is literally matters of life and death, and it's the surgical tech's job to make sure surgeons have the proper sterile environment and specialized tools necessary to perform complex medical procedures.

Surgical technologists are sometimes called surgical technicians or surgical techs, surgical assistants, scrub techs, OR technicians or techs. They assist in surgical operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other licensed surgical personnel. The surgical tech's responsibilities can include:

  • Preparing the OR, including sterile drapes, instruments and machinery.
  • Setting up the proper instruments for the scheduled procedure.
  • Assisting surgeons throughout surgical procedures.
  • Prepping the patient, which may include shaving and disinfecting areas slated for surgery.
  • Assisting surgical team members into their surgical attire.
  • Ensuring medical equipment continues to function properly during the procedure.

Such duties require special training. You can get such surgical technologist training at Everest. Many from Everest's Surgical Technologist training program graduates currently work in central processing departments (CPD), surgical hospitals, physicians' offices and outpatient surgery centers across the United States.

If you're looking for a career that offers excitement, responsibility and prestige, then surgical tech training is definitely worth a look.

Is Surgical Tech Training Right for You?

If you are interested in working in the health care field but don't want to spend years in medical school, you should definitely consider surgical technologist training at Everest. To succeed as a surgical tech, you should be:

  • Someone comfortable working as part of a team.
  • A critical thinker and problem solver, able to look at situations without emotion.
  • An active learner, eager to acquire new skills and knowledge.
  • An active listener, able to quickly understand and respond to requests.
  • Physically coordinated, able to skillfully handle small, specialized instruments.
  • Able to focus on the task at hand without distraction.
  • Able to handle responsibility and be accountable for your actions.
  • Someone genuinely interested in helping others.

Surgical Tech Certification

As a graduate of Everest's Surgical Technologist training program, you will be eligible to take the national certification exam, sponsored by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), which is covered in your Everest tuition. Pass this exam and you will have the distinction of being able to work as a certified surgical technologist (CST). To take the certification exam, you must be a graduate of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) approved program. Everest tuition also covers a one-year membership to the Association of Surgical Technologist (AST) where you will receive a monthly magazine detailing updates within the profession.


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