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    Quote from Dublin37
    a couple of us not yet student nurses were talking about it. I mean, what's the difference job-wise and pay? Thanks! Heather
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    Quote from Dublin37
    a couple of us not yet student nurses were talking about it. I mean, what's the difference job-wise and pay? Thanks! Heather
    As a CST (Certified Surgical Tech.) let me clarify a little bit more. Most nurses in the O.R. today do not scrub for cases. They circulate the case and the tech. scrubs for the case. Most nurses today are not taught how to scrub (as they were many years ago). Scrub techs fill that position in most hospitals (and yes, it is at a lower wage). Depending on the area of the country pay can range from $11.00/hr. to upwards of $25.00/hr. for certain specialized individuals. Most ST programs are for approximately 1 year (although there are 2 year associates degree programs out there).



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