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Surg Tech's Traveler Secrets- SurgicalTechSuccess
July 01, 2007
Hi,

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In today's Newsletter:

~Surgical Tech Travel Secrets~

~Give Me A Break~

~Quick Reminders~

~HELP WANTED (there's another new job posted)~

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~Surgical Tech Travel Secrets~

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Are you thinking about getting into the surgical tech travel world?

Have you been touching base with any of the travel companies out there for more details?

Do you really know what it takes to be a surgical tech traveler?

Well, since I've already done a newsletter or two on the world of surgical tech traveling, I'm going to try not to repeat myself too much here.

Actually, I've been thinking about this particular newsletter for quite some time and I must say, it was slightly inspired by some of the "Request for Travel Info" I get from surgical techs on all levels.

In a "nutshell", here's the scoop on surgical tech traveling:

1) Travel companies often require AT LEAST one year of experience

---> Travelers are often expected to be able to walk into a facility and scrub in ALMOST any service --- instantly.

Without at least one year of experience, most scrubs just don't have the experience travelers are required to have in order to "hit the ground running"

2) Travel companies often require NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

---> This is often due to facility requirements.

More and more medical facilites require their scrubs on staff to be certified in order to be employed, this is often a BASIC requirement for surgical tech travelers.

3) Travel companies often require you to actually travel

---> Sounds pretty simple right...

Well, you'd be surprised how often I get requests from potential travelers who only want travel assignments in the same town where they currenlty live.

I don't get what some people are thinking about when they are looking for a travel assisgnment to work down the street...

You see, very often medical facilites will not employ a traveler who lives in the same town.

Travelers are often required to be AT LEAST 50 miles away from their "home base" in order to even be considered for a travel assignment.

Listen, the healthcare travel industry is very competitive.

In order to get into the competition, you have to "arm" yourself with the right tools:

1) One year of experience

2) Certification

3) Actually be willing to travel~

If you want to travel and only plan to work down the street, I'd advise you to just go ahead down the street and apply for a staff position.

If you want to travel and don't plan to get certified, I'll be one of the first to tell you that the playing field for surgical tech travelers is very competitive and certification should be on the top of your list.

If you want to travel and don't have at least one year of experience, go ahead and get registered with the travel agencies, get the experience, and keep touching base with your travel recruiter until an assignment opens up.

Traveling is a great way to enhance your skills, develop your surgical resume, and see the US, all while earning a good salary and very often living rent free.

Prepare yourself and go for it!

The opportunities of the surgical world are just waiting for you to meet them face to face.

Prepare yourself and get registered with the recruiters we recommend here:

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

Also, get a jump on creating your successful career in surgery today!

Take a look at the Surgical Tech Success Handbook for the "inside scoop":

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

Until Next Time~

Your friend,

Robert Prince, CST

p.s. SEE why the Surgical Tech Success Handbook continues to be a Number One source of motivation, inspiration, and resource for Surgical Techs on all levels.

Take a look here:

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

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"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie

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~Give Me A Break!

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If your Give Me A Break moment is published, you will receive a FRE'E personally signed printed edition of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook.

Hit me with your give me a break moment here:

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

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~Quick Reminders~

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SURGICAL TECH JOBS

NEW JOBS POSTED!!!

TCMP, a healthcare management company serving the US military community, is looking for an experienced Surgical Technician to work full time supporting the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA.

DETAILS are HERE:

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

-SURGERY NEWS-

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

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

The fre'e Questions, Answers, Tips, & Resources ebook is still available for newsletter subscribers here: http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechinformation.html

POST your Surgical Tech position today: http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/postjob.html

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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HELP WANTED:

http://www.surgicaltechsuccess.com/surgicaltechjobs.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 FRE'E Surgical Tech Job posting Details.

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

Get the fre'e details to place a Surgical Tech Job - Help Wanted listing on our site.

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

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HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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Don't Forget to SEE why the Surgical Tech Success Handbook continues to be a Number One source of motivation, inspiration, and resource for Surgical Technologists on all levels.

Take a look here:

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




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