Yes, I would recommend this profession. It is a high demand and forcasted to be in high demand. I am a lecture instructor for an accredited junior college program, and worked in the operating room for over 22 years. From our website-
"Surgical Technology Certificate Program:
The purpose of the Surgical Technology Program is to prepare graduates for employment as Surgical Technologists, to demonstrate entry level competencies as surgical technologists, to perform satisfactorily on the Surgical Technologist Certification exam, and to provide a foundation for continued learning.
Many skills are required of a Surgical Technologist. You will be knowledgeable in medical terminology
, anatomy and physiology, biology, pharmacology, wounds and healing, disinfection, sterilization, environmental safety, patient care and emergency procedures. After successful completion of the Surgical Technology Program, you will understand the role of hte Surgical Technologist in relation to other members of the surgical team, apply concepts of surgical technology to patient care during the perioperative period, and participate as a team in a wide variety of common surgical procedures. It will be necessary to demonstrate self direction when interacting with patients, hospital staff, and physicians. You will be able to utilize surgical technology concepts and principles to identiy problems, analyze solutions, and then make decisions."
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