Surgical Technologist Overview
If working in an operating room (OR) interests you, training to be a surgical technologist is a great way to start. Becoming a surgical technologist provides you with the basic background and skills needed by anyone who works in an operating theater. As a working surgical technologist, you'll get to see first-hand how surgery is performed. You'll acquire an understanding of each team member's role. You'll experience the thrill and satisfaction that comes when a difficult surgery is successful. And you will no doubt see the steps medical professionals must take when events in the OR don't go as planned.
So what do surgical technologists do? Among their many duties, surgical technologists prepare the operating room prior to surgical procedures, assist surgeons and nurses during operations, and then sterilize the OR when the procedure is complete. They may also work directly with patients, preparing them mentally and physically for the procedures they are about to undergo.
If you find these experiences stimulating and rewarding -- as many people do -- you may eventually choose to pursue further training so you can take on even more responsibilities.
Everest's Surgical Technologist program is designed to prepare you for entry-level surgical tech positions in hospitals, surgical centers and other medical facilities. In this program, you'll study surgical procedures, asepsis and patient care skills, microbiology and surgical instrumentation and equipment, among other topics relevant to your career choice. One- and two-year programs are available, depending on the campus.
Want to know more about Everest's Surgical Technologist program? Contact Everest today. A friendly Everest representative will get back to you immediately to answer your questions.