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 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 Nashville:
"Wish I'd found Surgical Technology when I was younger."
Learn to do your job to the best of your ability and pay attention to what others on the OR team do so you can be a bigger help to the them; this will also allow you to advance in your career.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Beverly Hills:
"Most Valued Employee Within The Surgical Team."
Although my co-workers have acquired more education to be a part of the surgical team. After 25 years of working with Surgeons, Anesthesia providers Anesthesiologist, Nurses and other CST workers, I find that I am just an equal valuable link within the surgical team and the only thing that keeps me from moving up the chain is my lack of education. If you want to make more money go for as much education as you possibly can because this type of work is constantly looked upon as you're not smart enough. Shut up and take out the trash and mop the floors.