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Surgical Techs "Student Jobs" - SurgicalTechSuccess
August 11, 2006


In today's Newsletter:

~Employment for Surgical Tech Students~

~NEW Speaking Engagement~ AUGUST 22nd ~

~Surgical Tech Traveler Update~

~Quick Reminders~




One of the most common questions I get from Surgical Tech Students is "Where should I try to get a job in the hospital while I'm in Surgical Tech School?"

Well, I've had quite a bit of luck helping and/or coaching students about this exact topic.

In my opinion, one of the best places a surgical tech student can work while going to school is in the instrument room of almost any medical facility.

This includes hospitals and out-patient centers.

Think about it, very often you don't have to be a trained surgical tech to work in the instrument room (although this can vary from facility to facility).

You'll be assembling trays, wrapping instruments, sterilizing loads, and also be exposed to a part of surgery on a daily basis.

This is a great place to start while in school, AND very often you'll find many instrument rooms run two or three different shifts.

ALSO, if you just want to get into a hospital environment, think about applying for work at your local "Temporary Employment Agency".

I like to throw this idea out there because there was a brief time when I just graduated from ST school and didn't have a job.

I applied for work at a Temp Agency and I landed a really cool job in the supply department of a medical center.

Now, I wasn't in the O.R. and I wasn't working with instruments, but I was in a hospital setting and I did make the occasional delivery to the operating room.

All in all, for me, just being in a medical facility gave me additional experience in a hospital AND it increased my comfort zone of being around medical professionals.

Do a google search on temporary employment agencies and you'll see over 40 million results.

The top agency, which we have no affiliation with, happens to be the same agency I found employment in a hospital with over 20 years ago.

"Kelly Services" -- (again, we are not affiliated with nor do we personally endorse this site, we offer this info just for information purposes)

So there you have it, if you need a job while in surgical tech school, think about working as an instrument tech.

Other jobs you might want to consider include, materials management, O.R. transporter, O.R. housekeeping, O.R. aides, and/or O.R. administrative assistant.

To all of the experienced Surgical Tech Professionals out there, if you have a position available or know of an open position that would be ideal for surgical tech students, help them out by posting the position here:

If you really want to increase your chances of getting your foot in the door, take a look at my secret employment strategy in the Surgical Tech Success Handbook -Section 8 -, it has helped quite a few students and experienced surgical techs find employment:

Finally, last but definitely not least, I will be speaking at the Technical College of the Lowcountry - Beaufort Campus in South Carolina on August 22 from 12 - 1p.m.

If you are in the area, I'd love to meet you. Check out the details on the following page and make sure you stop by to say hello. I will also be signing copies of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook after the presentation.

Hope to see you there.

Details are here:

If you would like information on my Surgical Technology Presentations, check out the following information page:

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 Technologists on all levels.

Take a look here:

And don't forget, you can order any of our books as individual items here:



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Surgical Tech Traveler Update

Our Surgical Tech Traveler service is a HUGE success!!!

We continue to help Surgical Techs get their Travel career started here:


~Quick Reminders~



The -SURGERY NEWS- page:

-Speaking Engagement - Technical College of the Lowcountry - Beaufort Campus in South Carolina on August 22 from 12 - 1p.m.

Surgical Tech Success Handbook

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

POST your Surgical Tech position today:

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.





Recent HELP WANTED listings have been posted.

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.

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.

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






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