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Surgical Tech's Live Rent-Fre'e - SurgicalTechSuccess
October 06, 2006
Hi,

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In today's Newsletter:

~Surgical Tech's Living Rent Fre'e~

~Florida & the Berlin Heart Device~

~Give Me A Break!

~Links, Updates, & Reminders~

~HELP WANTED~

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Did you know there aren't many career fields that I know of where you can work, get paid, have full benefits, AND not pay a dime for rent.

How cool is that! ~RENT-FR'EE~

I've heard from, time to time, how surgical techs barely make enough to pay the rent.

I've also been in situations early in my surgical tech career where I'd be living on peanut butter and a loaf of bread while waiting for my next paycheck to arrive.

BUT, without getting into how to manage your salary and live within your means, I'd just like to tell you that you really should realize how lucrative the surgical tech profession can be.

Despite the fact that I've already shown you how to turn a $15.00 an hour salary into over $'50'k a year AND depsite the fact that I've sent you a message or two advising you not to get caught up in the $"how much"$, today I want to tell you how you can live rent fre'e and also make a great living.

~Surgical Tech Traveling~

I know that many of you know all about this field and I also know that many of you out there are already working as travelers thanks to the surgical tech travel page on my site.

But for those of you who don't know or just want a little more detail, here goes:

One of the biggest bene's as a Surgical Tech Traveler is the fact that you will often be living "Rent-FRE'E".

How nice do you think it would be to make at least 15 - 20bucks an hour and not have to worry about paying a dime for rent.

I think it's great!!!

Now, if you're not excited about the field of surgical technology, maybe you just haven't weighed your options.

Like I said, there aren't too many career fields (if any) that I know of where you can pick and choose where you'd like to work, have an apt. waiting for you when you get there, receive full benefits, and a great salary on top.

BUT, there is a small catch to being eligible to living rent fre'e.

--EXPERIENCE~

Yep, without at least a year and sometimes even two years of experience, the surgical tech travel world is just too competitive to be considered.

Now I'm not saying you can't work as a traveler after a year of experience, but you better be well versed in a high demand field such as ortho, trauma, open hearts, and/or neuro if you want to compete in the travel world.

However, experience will often compensate for a lack of the "high demand" fields I mentioned above.

When I started my travel career I was well versed in Neuro Surgery and could do Crani's in my sleep. I didn't have years and years of experience but the fact that I could do Crani's was a huge selling point.

So I took my strong selling point and sold it to the first travel assignment interview I had.

Needless to say I got the assignment and it was the beginning of a priceless and extremely marketable resume.

The first assignment I ever had was in a small community hospital in Westchester New York. Not only did I scrub a lot of neuro cases but I also started getting more involved in ortho & spines.

AND as many of you know, my true surgical love fell in the arms of orhthopedics and spines (how dramatic does that sound, "my true surgical love fell in the arms.." -- LOL -- just passion, just passion my friends...)

Also, certification will ALWAYS be an asset as a traveler.

The bottom line is this, you are in a profession where you could travel for a few years living RENT-FR'EE while banking a lot of money.

Your travel experience will be PRICELESS!

So, if you want to save some money in the rent department, start developing a plan to become a surgical tech traveler.

Think about the high demand fields, certification, and experience I mentioned, then get registered on the travel page I have on my site here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltraveling.html

If traveling as a surgical tech doesn't get you excited, then you should seriously consider taking a look at the career ideas and guidance I offer here:

Surgical Tech Success Handbook:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

I know for a fact this handbook will truly motivate, inspire, and guide you no matter what level you're at as a surgical tech right now.

If you're short on ideas or need a little motivational boost, take a look at the Surgical Tech Success Handbook today:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

As always, feel free to contact me anytime, I am always here to help you in any way possible~

Until Next Time~

Your friend,

Robert Prince, CST

Surgical Tech Success Handbook:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

p.s.

My thanks and gratitude to all of the wonderful comments and feedback from the last newsletter on Dreams, Decisions, & Deadlines. I really truly and sincerely appreciate each and every one of you!!! Thank You~ Robert

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"Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin". ~anonymous

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~Florida & the Berlin Heart Device~

An amazing story about a Florida boy being the state’s first to get a new mechanical heart device designed for children.

Read the entire story and update to the story here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgerynews.html

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Thank you to the University of Florida & Shands Healthcare for the news articles mentioned above.

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~Give Me A Break!

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OK, OK, as many of you know, I pride myself on speaking from the heart.

Now, I'm not about to start crying on your shoulder about another copyright infringement BUT I MUST SAY the supportive feedback I received about the copyright infringement was awesome! thanks~

NOPE, today is not a give me a break moment about you, a surgeon, an educator, student, or other...

RATHER, after reviewing some of my past newlsetters I remember one, way - way - way back, when I politely mentioned something about receiving thanks.

I believe I was on a little soap box about reminding people to say thank you for receiving a fre'e copy (which happen to be a download) of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook.

WELL, GIVE ME A BREAK ROBERT! (that's me... :)

As time has proven in my life, maturity and reason come from the wisdom I've gained experiencing life.

What I mean is that over time I've learned to let the little things go and accepted the trivial aspects of life as such.

Now, that being said, I must tell myself once again to GIVE ME A BREAK and stop looking for thanks based on a kind gesture or fre'e offering.

While "Thank You's" are always appreciated they should not be expected after giving from the heart.

So, if you're the type who likes to give, do it from the heart, then let it go~

And I quote from the Life Application Study Bible:

Matthew 6:4 -- "Give your gifts in secret, and your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you".

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Links, Updates, & Reminders

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---->NEW SURGERY ARTICLES RECENTLY POSTED

-SURGERY NEWS-

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgerynews.html

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O.R. Nurse Travel Info (NEW)

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/ornursetravel.html

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Surgical Tech Tips & Articles

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechsuccesslinks.html

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FRE'E employment tools here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechemploymenttools.html

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Surgical Tech Traveler

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltraveling.html

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Surgical Tech Schools

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechschools.html

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The fre'e Questions, Answers, Tips, & Resources ebook is still available for newsletter subscribers here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechinformation.html

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Surgical Tech Success Handbook here:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

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If you would like to order the printed hardcopy edition of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook, the bonus digital download material IS included as digital downloads.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/stshorder.html

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~HELP WANTED~

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If you have a Surgical Tech position available or know of a facility that is looking for Surgical Tech's, visit the following page for a FRE'E Surgical Tech Job posting.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postsurgicaltechjob.html

POST your Surgical Tech position today OR if you know of a facility that is looking for Surgical Tech's, visit the following page for a FRE'E Surgical Tech Job posting.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postsurgicaltechjob.html

Currently, there is absolutley no cost to place a Surgical Tech Job - Help Wanted listing on our site.

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postsurgicaltechjob.html

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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Thank You! Best Regards,

Robert Prince, CST Author & Certified Surgical Technologist Founder & CEO SurgicalTechSuccess.com www.SurgicalTechSuccess.com

Surgical Tech Success Handbook http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechhandbook.html

-FRE'E- Surgical Tech's Questions, Answers, Tips & Resources e-book http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechinformation.html






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