Preparation course for National Board Exam."Surgical Technician"
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  • "Surgical Technician"
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Surgical Technologists




What Surgical Technologists Do ?
Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.

Work Environment
Most surgical technologists work in hospitals. They spend much of their time on their feet.

How to Become a Surgical Technologist Surgical technologists typically need a postsecondary certificate or an associate’s degree. Certification can be beneficial in finding a job as a surgical technologist. A small number of states regulate surgical technologists.

The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $41,790 in May 2012.

Job Outlook
According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.

Surgical technologists typically do the following:
• Prepare operating rooms for surgery
• Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery
• Prepare patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
• Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
• Count supplies such as sponges and instruments to maintain a sterile environment.

Surgical technologists work as members of a healthcare team alongside physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, and other healthcare workers. Before an operation, surgical technologists prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment. They also prepare patients for surgery by washing and disinfecting incision sites, positioning patients on the operating table, covering patients with sterile drapes, and taking patients to and from the operating room.

Surgical technologists prepare sterile solutions and medications used in surgery and check that all surgical equipment is working properly. They help the surgical team put on sterile gowns and gloves.

During an operation, surgical technologists pass instruments and supplies to surgeons and first assistants. They also hold retractors and may hold internal organs in place during the procedure. Technologists also may handle specimens taken for laboratory analysis. Once the operation is complete, surgical technologists may apply bandages and other dressings to the incision site. They may also help transfer patients to recovery rooms and restock operating rooms after a procedure.
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Admission Requirements:
-Graduation from Surgical Technology program approved by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP),
or Preparation course for National Board Certification Exam: "Surgical Technologist",
-A current or previously certified CST,
for a practicing surgical technologist seeking national certification.


Medical technology

Anatomy & Physiology

Micro Pharmacology & Anesthesia

Pre-Operative Preparations

Biology & Infection Control

Intra-Operative Procedures

Equipment Sterilization & Maintenance


Additional Duties

About Us


American General Training, Inc. was established in 2009 as a non-profit organization to conduct preparation courses for the Civil Service Job Entrance Tests in electrical and electro-mechanical fields. As for now, it is the ONLY licensed career school of that type of training in USA.
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