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Hello! My name is Lisset and I am a current high school student. I'm conducting an interview with any professional in the Surgical Assistant field for a foundation in health science class project about careers! I have created a total of 13 questions. Comment on this post, answering all 13 questions to be apart of my assignment.

1. What profession did you choose and why?
2. How many years of college did you need to go through?
3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job?
4. How can I decide if I should earn a PH.D. in this field?
5. Were you in a college program?
6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date?
7. Did you shadow another professional in the field?
8. Did you join any school clubs related to your current professional?
9. Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years?
10. What skill sets did you learn or gain while pursuing your career?
11. What type of people do you work with?
12. What are the benefits you receive working as a surgical assistant?
13. What is the work environment like working as a surgical assistant?

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Mrinalini’s Answer

Hey Lisset, your questions are absolutely outstanding! I can genuinely see and appreciate the tireless dedication and tremendous effort you've poured into creating them – trust me, it's impossible not to notice this. You've truly gone above and beyond, and your unwavering persistence and keen eye for detail are invaluable traits that will undoubtedly propel you to new heights.

Remember, success is patiently waiting for you to seize it with both hands. As you keep up this incredible momentum, I'm entirely confident that you'll achieve remarkable things. Just know that we believe in you wholeheartedly and are by your side, cheering you on through every triumph and challenge along the way. Here's to your spectacular journey ahead!
Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! Lisset
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Deborah’s Answer

1. What profession did you choose and why? I decided to be a surgical assistant because a two of my close family members were in this field so I have always admired them! They have taught me what they do which gave me a lot of passion and motivation to peruse this career.
2. How many years of college did you need to go through? I personally went to college for 4 years to earn my bachelor’s degree in health science.
3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job?
I worked at a clinic for a year and 4 months.
4. How can I decide if I should earn a PH.D in this career?
I would say a PH.D is not necessary because all you really need is training certificate and a bachelor’s degree in a medical field.
5. Were you in a college program?
Yes, I went to the University of Chicago and I joined the Department of Surgery.
6. Did you have to and go back to school at a later date?
After college I decided to attend an accredited program here is Chicago which took me two years to earn my certificate.
7. Did you shadow any professional in this field? Yes, like I said two of my family members are surgical assistants and they have taught me some qualities and techniques that are important for this career!
8. Did you join any any school clubs related to your current professional?
No, I didn’t have any good programs at my high school that would have helped me in this career. Until I got to college I attended the Department of Surgery program.
9. Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years?
Luckily no! I have always had support from my family members who were surgical assistants.
10. What skill sets did you learn or gain while perusing your career?
Some important skills I gained while perusing my career in surgical assisting are good communication, listening skills, and stress management skills. Besides that some important qualities are have dexterity, integrity, and physical stamina.
11. What type of people do you work with?
I work with surgeons, anesthesiologist, and nurses.
12. What are the benefits you receive working as a surgical assistant?
I receive health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, and long-term disability insurance.
13. What is the work environment like working as a surgical assistant?
I would say that we are always busy. When you are in the operating room you have to be standing for a long time I would say about 3 hours. Before entering the operating room you do have to wear scrubs and sterile gown, wear gloves,caps, and masks for safety.
Thank you comment icon I appreciate you taking the time to answer this. Lisset
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