scrub tech/surgical tech

scrub tech/surgical tech

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need info

Searcy, AR

#1 Jan 21, 2013
Anyone familiar with this career field?

Since: Dec 11

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#2 Jan 21, 2013
Go for it we need sum money baby!!
someone

Greenbrier, AR

#3 Jan 21, 2013
My cousin is a surgical tech. She says there really isn't any money it at all..just enough to pay the bills and buy groceries for her kid. She's hardly at home too. I guess it's an okay career if you're really interested. But if you're in it for the money, go for a higher title.
real random

Shawnee, OK

#4 Jan 22, 2013
I'm a scrub tech and there's money to be made, just have to find a good job. Baptist is the best school for it. Uams starts w no prior experience in the medical field at all at 15.00 an hour. If you travel you really make good money have to be a working scrub tech for a year though. Traveling you can make ( depending on the company you go through ) ab 40-50k n you choose where u go. I think white county only starts scrubs out at like 14.25 or something not sure. If your cousin is having that hard of a time I really don't know what's up I live in LR n rent is way more expensive n I do Just fine.
someone

Greenbrier, AR

#5 Jan 22, 2013
She works at the white river medical. :/ soo yeah.
someone

Greenbrier, AR

#6 Jan 22, 2013
And Btw my mom started out 14.25 at home depot in batesville and worked the same amount of hours like you would. You can start at 18.00 or possibly 20.00 an hour at walmart distribution. But Im not saying your wrong... 14or 15 isnt really big money. but it adds.
need info

Searcy, AR

#7 Jan 22, 2013
Really I didn't know u could make that much. Get this..I have a bachelors degree and I am working in my field and with my salary I'm probably only making about 12 something an hr. Let's not forget to mention that I probably work more than 40 hrs most weeks but don't get overtime of course. I know I should be lucky to have a job in this economy but it definitely not something I love and was just kind of wishing I had gone the med field route instead.
need info

Searcy, AR

#8 Jan 22, 2013
real random wrote:
I'm a scrub tech and there's money to be made, just have to find a good job. Baptist is the best school for it. Uams starts w no prior experience in the medical field at all at 15.00 an hour. If you travel you really make good money have to be a working scrub tech for a year though. Traveling you can make ( depending on the company you go through ) ab 40-50k n you choose where u go. I think white county only starts scrubs out at like 14.25 or something not sure. If your cousin is having that hard of a time I really don't know what's up I live in LR n rent is way more expensive n I do Just fine.
Can u tell me more about what u do..duties, responsibilities and whatnot? I've looked into it quite a bit but I've learned from experience it can seem like one thing but be completely different..but it's something I've been interested in for awhile.
scrub

Ballwin, MO

#9 Jan 22, 2013
I'm a scrub & I love my job. There is great money to be made in my opinion. I do great & love what I do. I love the anatomy, the instrumentation, the adrenaline, the responsibility, just everything ab it. You get to see A LOT. Everything from A-Z. It's awesome to be apart of & you never stop learning. You learn something knew every single day.
scrub

Ballwin, MO

#10 Jan 22, 2013
need info wrote:
<quoted text>Can u tell me more about what u do..duties, responsibilities and whatnot? I've looked into it quite a bit but I've learned from experience it can seem like one thing but be completely different..but it's something I've been interested in for awhile.
A scrub will help assist the surgeon, by retracting, helping suture, etc. The scrub that Mayo's sets everything up. The scrub is responsible for all of the instruments (knowing them by name), needles, blades, laps & sponges, any type of implant, etc. You will have to keep up with everything that goes on your table. You also have to watch everybody & their sterility to make sure nobody contaminates your field. You will drape the patient out & basically just assist & do whatever the surgeon needs & don't contaminate or lose anything.
need info

Searcy, AR

#11 Jan 22, 2013
scrub wrote:
<quoted text>A scrub will help assist the surgeon, by retracting, helping suture, etc. The scrub that Mayo's sets everything up. The scrub is responsible for all of the instruments (knowing them by name), needles, blades, laps & sponges, any type of implant, etc. You will have to keep up with everything that goes on your table. You also have to watch everybody & their sterility to make sure nobody contaminates your field. You will drape the patient out & basically just assist & do whatever the surgeon needs & don't contaminate or lose anything.
That's what I thought and I think it would be something I would be good at. I love love love anatomy and all that stuff but it's a completely different field from what I'm doing now so it's always scary to consider going a different route.
scrub

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Jan 22, 2013
need info wrote:
<quoted text>That's what I thought and I think it would be something I would be good at. I love love love anatomy and all that stuff but it's a completely different field from what I'm doing now so it's always scary to consider going a different route.
What are you currently doing?
need info

Searcy, AR

#13 Jan 22, 2013
scrub wrote:
<quoted text>What are you currently doing?
Behavioral health field
scrub

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Jan 22, 2013
need info wrote:
<quoted text>Behavioral health field
School isn't easy, but it's not impossible. Grading scale is 6 points higher than the RN's grading scale. 78 or higher is passing unlike the 72 I was used to while in the nursing program. It's worth it tho in my opinion. There are several different specialities. General, Peripheral & Cardio Thoracic vascular, Orthopedics, OB/GYN, Urology, & Neurology. But I have to say (& you will hear this from several different people especially in clinicals) Scrubbing is NOT for everybody. However do not let it discourage you or weigh you down. You cannot wear your feelings on your sleeves in this professions either. Surgeon can be a real ass, but you have to look at the stress & pressure they are put under. I just ignore & go on. I'm sure you will do great if you out your mind to it. As with anything. Best of luck
need info

Searcy, AR

#15 Jan 22, 2013
scrub wrote:
<quoted text>School isn't easy, but it's not impossible. Grading scale is 6 points higher than the RN's grading scale. 78 or higher is passing unlike the 72 I was used to while in the nursing program. It's worth it tho in my opinion. There are several different specialities. General, Peripheral & Cardio Thoracic vascular, Orthopedics, OB/GYN, Urology, & Neurology. But I have to say (& you will hear this from several different people especially in clinicals) Scrubbing is NOT for everybody. However do not let it discourage you or weigh you down. You cannot wear your feelings on your sleeves in this professions either. Surgeon can be a real ass, but you have to look at the stress & pressure they are put under. I just ignore & go on. I'm sure you will do great if you out your mind to it. As with anything. Best of luck
Thanks for the info!
guest

Little Rock, AR

#16 Jan 22, 2013
someone wrote:
And Btw my mom started out 14.25 at home depot in batesville and worked the same amount of hours like you would. You can start at 18.00 or possibly 20.00 an hour at walmart distribution. But Im not saying your wrong... 14or 15 isnt really big money. but it adds.
Someone is lying to you darlin! Walmart dist. Starts out 11.65 night weekends. Far from 18/20 an hour. Ppl there 15 years don't make 20 an hour

Since: Jul 13

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#17 Jul 24, 2013
I think the salary of scrub tech/surgical tech is around $47,000 per year (according http://www.surgicaltechsalarydata.com ). Anyone have advice, suggestion about this career and salary information?
Scrub

Oklahoma City, OK

#18 Jul 25, 2013
I love my job. You see a ton & learn something new every single day.
cst

North Little Rock, AR

#19 Jul 25, 2013
It's okay money, you make good money traveling but at a hospital average is ab 15hr. Can be very stressful at times w drs yelling getting mad at stuff n it's not your fault. School is pretty tough and I'm a very smart person but it's so unlike anything you will ever do so it's challenging. I have a love/hate relationship with my job.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#20 Jul 25, 2013
SurgicalTechnician wrote:
I think the salary of scrub tech/surgical tech is around $47,000 per year (according http://www.surgicaltechsalarydata.com ). Anyone have advice, suggestion about this career and salary information?
Never go by those salary quote websites. They give national averages and are always WAY more than you'll make in arkansas.$30-32k is about average scrub tech pay for Ark.

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