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what does it take to become a surgical tech?

Asked Limestone, Maine

how many years of school does it take? what do I need to get there #technology #medical #doctor

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Brian’s Answer


Hi Kamylie! It is often said that at the end of the day all we really have is our health and well being, so your interest in the medical field is great. It is an important area for all of society.

There are a few places I recommend you look for what it takes to become a Surgical Technologist and what you can expect in that field of work. The US News and World Report reference even shows you actual openings in the field so you can get a sense of which areas in the country may have the greatest need.

On being qualified for the job, they say "To get a job as a surgical technologist, you typically need a postsecondary certificate or associate degree. Accredited surgical technology programs are usually one to two years and are offered at community colleges, technical schools, colleges, universities and through the military. "

Brian recommends the following next steps:

  • Check out the US News and World Report complete writeup on being a Surgical Technologist: https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/surgical-technologist
  • Also see the Association of Surgical Technologists website: https://www.ast.org