Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Little Rock:
"Small community with exciting growth and opportunities."
Pros: Little Rock has a small medical community that allows you to develope strong professional relationships. Although, Arkansas doesn't let the size effect its innovation, research, or level of care for it's residents. Little Rock has the best of both worlds; by having a booming metropolis and outlandish outdoor sports/recreational activities. Also, Arkansas has the best bang for your buck! It has one of the lowest cost of living in the United States. The food industry is exciting and growing with many options of different venues, styles, & a wide range of the worlds many cultures of food.
Cons: Little Rock has recently been deemed in the top 10 most dangerous places to live per capita in the U.S.. Little Rock also tends to be on the lowest pay scale for jobseekers and offers minimal career growth within the same institution for employees. The known practice for healthcare professionals is hospital bouncing to get higher pay. Arkansas is slow in recognizing new development of healthcare roles. For example, Surgical First Assistant, Ortho Technician, and Specialty training in current position(pediatrics, advanced neurosurgery, Trauma).

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Granby:
"Extra work I am expected to do."

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Fort Madison:
Pros: I love working with my coworkers we are all like a big family. We take care of each other .
Cons: No accountability for anyone and favoritism all the time. The pay is bad for having a degree and expecting to get another with not much of a pay increase. Having to maintain Twould jobs but only really get paid for one.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Dallas:
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Traffic.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Houston:
"Emergency surgical procedures."
It's not an easy job. Many cases will be added to schedule. Work on a buddy team. Continue with your education.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Batesville:
"Best Job in the world."
Pros: I work in labor and delivery and I get to help bring new life into this world. I help ensure a safe delivery and I am there incase of an emergency to deliver a baby in minutes if needed.
Cons: The insufficient pay. I feel like I a very underpaid and am currently exploring other options.

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) in Fayetteville:
"Long days , hard work."
Must be mature and professional and be willing to work in stressful situations for long hours, sometimes without a break.