Surgical Tech Job TRUTH...
The Truth about Surgical Tech Jobs!
Very often you may have read my newsletters and web pages and you may have noticed that I enjoy sharing my insights on an occasional email I've received from questions that I "OFTEN" get.
WELL, the particular subject I'm writing about today is something that I receive emails on daily.
AND I mean every single day I receive comments or questions about:
THE SURGICAL TECH JOB MARKET
A lot of the emails I receive are very friendly questions about how one can find a job as a new grad.
And, some of the emails include comments like: "there just aren't any jobs out there for surgical techs" and "I cant believe I got into this field".
Of course there are also some of my favorite "SMILE PRODUCING :) " emails from the critics who always look at the darkness no matter how sunny it is...
These are the individuals who write to me telling me how NONE of the grads in their class can find a job, & nobody is hiring, & nobody has responded to the single resume they sent out, and nobody will give them a chance without already having had a chance somewhere else, and nobody and nobody and nobody...and on and on about how "nobody will"...
Well listen up, because I have GOOD NEWS!
First of all, let me say, I'm not picking on anybody who sent me an email and I thoroughly encourage you to write in no matter how you feel or what you'd like to express to me.
I REALLY LOVE hearing from you and I'm always here to try to help you in any way possible!!!
So please feel free to email me and chat about ANYTHING that's on your mind :)
Now, if you came to this page and are actually going to read the entire letter here, you are obviously the type of person who has what it takes to tackle what I'm about to say regarding the surgical tech job market.
AND you are probably also one of those people who doesn't focus on the "nobody will..."
What I mean by that is that I literally have thousands of newsletter subscribers who get the same newsletter you got that brought you to this page.
And among the thousands of newsletter subscribers who receive these newsletters, odds are that a certain percentage will automatically delete the email or simply not take the next step, visit this page, and read something that may help them make the change they are looking for.
AND then, going by proven statistics & odds, even the ones who actually make it here & read the entire letter, will simply dismiss everything they just read and do nothing about making a difference in their life....
But, PLEASE KEEP READING....it only gets better~
OK, all of that being said, CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for reading this far...
Like I said, keep reading and I will share some of my wisdom about the surgical tech job market with you and hopefully help you take the next step to finding a JOB.
First of all, lets just get a couple of facts out of the way...
We all know the economy is in a horrible state.
What does that mean exactly?
Well, every single industry is feeling the financial pinch.
You hear how the auto makers are filing bankruptcy left and right, you hear how the large companies are laying people off left and right, you hear how the insurance companies have raised premiums left and right, you hear how major corporations have scammed the workers out of retirement, and you hear how the list goes on and on...
Bottom line: the economy is in a really, REALLY bad state right now.
But the GOOD
Although the reality is that hospitals too have had to make cutbacks and lay people off, there is still ONE SIMPLE REMEDY to get your foot in the door...
And that one simple step is: DO NOT GIVE UP & USE THE PLAN ON THIS PAGE!
Please let me explain...it really does get much better!
Now I know this (the do not give up part) doesn't sound very easy especially when you need to make that car payment or pay the rent, or put food on the table, and especially when you feel like you just put yourself in a hole after you spent thousands of dollars on a surgical tech education with no job in site... and then the next thing you know your student loan payments are due and you still don't have a job.
WELL, no matter what you do, do not give up! (and keep reading...)
Just do not stop trying to get that first job in the operating room or doctors office or surgery center or central supply or with the instrument company or wherever your surgical tech education can get your foot in the door.
I'll tell you something VERY PERSONAL
Sooo, believe me, I know what it's like in tough times and yet I still never gave up!
Listen my friends, when you are looking for that first surgical tech position and the doors keep shutting in your face, smile and say thank you because that door was not meant to be open at that particular time.
Above all you cannot get discouraged and throw in the towel.
You have to prepare yourself and keep knocking on those doors.
Believe me, operating rooms need you!!!
IF they don't need you right this very moment, they will need you at some point down the road.
And if you keep knocking on the door they will eventually open.
AND if you have to live on peanut butter and Doritos in the mean time, so be it.
Just keep knocking and do not give up...
I cant emphasize the do not give up part enough.
If you are still reading you obviously have what it takes to be successful.
Most people find it easier to exit out of this page rather than to hear the truth.
YOU, on the other hand, are looking for more...so you are truly unique.
If you'll notice, the name of my site is surgical tech SUCCESS!
Success is attainable by every single person out there.
Today... I personally feel successful, and I also feel success is all relative.
What I mean by success being "all relative" is that it is defined by how YOU perceive success...
As for me, a few reasons I feel successful, besides being the founder of SurgicalTechSuccess, are because; I'm not living in my Jeep anymore, I don't buy Doritos and peanut butter on my gas card anymore :) I have a roof over my head, I have people who love me, I have a wonderful woman in my life, I have two awesome dogs, I have an awesome church family, and I have the ability to try to make a difference in at least one persons life every single day.
What are your "I HAVE's"???
Maybe you should take a moment and realize you have the I Have's too...
Hey, some of you may not like hearing the truth, but if you have known me for more than a day, you know I speak from the heart AND I SPEAK from the decades of experience I've had in and around the world of surgery.
If you really want to find a job as a surgical tech without any experience, arm yourself with every single tool available and get in the battle.
Finding a job is a battle these days for every single industry out there.
If you think you've wasted your time getting a surgical tech education, imagine all the business majors or marketing majors or design majors or liberal arts majors, or any other college major who also spent thousands on an education but find themselves taking orders at the drive thru...
But you know something, if taking orders at the drive thru will get you through a temporary season while you are still pursing your passion, well then, I'll have a number 5 with cheese :)
Of course I'm trying to make you laugh little here but the bottom line is the job market is tough for every single profession out there!
BUT, AGAIN...you are in a profession with specialized skills and somebody will give you a chance as long as you don't give up.
Don't let them forget you are available, & never stop trying!!!
The Surgical Techs who stop trying are the one's who find themselves working at the mall complaining about the money they wasted on surgical tech school while their resume sits in the computer without a single person knowing they are still available.
There are all kinds of FREE tools on this website that you can utilize!
From free business card makers to tips & resources about finding a job.
I even wrote a couple of detailed newsletters about how you can make BIG BUCKS as a surgical tech.
Look around while you're here & use what I'm GIVING you~
The sad thing that really kills me is only a small percentage of ST's will actually look around and use these tools...
Like I've said, I've been there...down and out with no place to go and I never gave up...
My surgical tech education opened doors that most other college educations would not have even budged.
If I can do it YOU CAN DO IT too!!!
Use what you have from where you are and keep taking that next step forward.
The reality is that finding your first job can be a challenge but it is definitely possible.
If you're still in school prepare yourself now with every single tool I've mentioned in this & previous newsletters.
Trust me, I've been in & around the surgical world before many of you were even born.
I know how it works and I know how to work it....
It's up to you to believe and press forward!
If employers aren't looking for you, let them know you are on the playing field and keep yourself focused on the goal.
Keep knocking my friends and they will eventually answer.
My goal is to help every one of you succeed, but the reality is, if my words touch just one person and makes a difference for just one person, I'm a lucky man.
Keep the faith and never stop trying...
I hope you find this little bit of encouragement to be of some kind of use~
Until next time....