Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Evansville:
"Do as you wish."
Dr gentry is one of the best! But you will not receive a raise and I mean nothing, nor any kind of review. Dr is in 2 weeks and out 2 weeks which makes it almost stress free.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Houston:
"Make sure you can separate work &home."
Make sure you have a work/home balance.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Midland:
"That you will never know everything."
Calm down. You will be overwhelmed for awhile. It will take a solid year for you to really start to feel comfortable and that you will be able to handle whatever comes at you. Relax, ask questions, always be respectful to your surgeons, no matter how disrespectful they may be to you. Always check your ego and attitude at the door and always offer to help. This will take you far in wherever you choose to work.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Harrisburg:
"Challenging."
Pros: Completing surgery and feeling accomplished when I knew what a specific doctor liked and wanted.
Cons: Doctors expect you to know what they like even though you may do the same surgery several different ways with other doctors. Their level of patience is often very low.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Cape Girardeau:
"Education."
I wish I had my associate degree because it opens more possibilities as well as allows you to make more.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Beaverton:
"Surgery will go on without you (me)"
No matter what you think you know, you could always ask questions and learn.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Akron:
"Flexibility, co workers, doctors."
Pros: Flexibility, co workers, doctors.
Cons: Pay.