5 Signs You Might Love Surgical Technology | Pittsburgh Career Institute

5 Signs You Might Love Surgical Technology

The surg tech lab at PCI is a great place to learn the ropes before you head out for your hands on externship

We understand the pressure of finding the “perfect career”; an occupation in which you thrive, and somewhere that you look forward to going to each day. Some might say that you can’t love what you do, but we beg to differ. Here are 5 signs that you might be the perfect fit for surgical technology.

You Love to Help People

If there is one trait that is common among all good healthcare professionals, it is that they love to help others. It is this compassion, empathy, sympathy, and complete selflessness that makes them thrive in a healthcare environment.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I find myself seeking out ways to help others?
  • Do I put others before myself in most situations?
  • Am I looking for a career that directly helps people around me?
  • Do I consider myself a caregiver, nurturer, or healer?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider a career as a surgical technologist.

You Like Science

Many people in the surgical technology field like science because it allows them to explore critical thinking and in-depth topics. We teach topics in the following areas, among others:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Surgical Pharmacology
  • Aseptic Technique

And that’s not all. We also cover a variety of practical techniques and teach hands-on skills that surgical technologists use on a daily basis. If you aced high school biology, you’d probably enjoy our program!

You Are Highly Organized and Detail Oriented

Surgical technologists must learn how to properly handle surgical instruments, and that means paying attention to even the tiniest of details. The human body is highly complex, and a surgical technologist’s attention to detail (or lack thereof) can make or break one’s success in the operating room.

Not only do surgical technologists work with instruments and tools, but they also help prepare the patient and organize the surgical suite. Therefore, a neat, thoughtfully-organized work space is a must, with everything in its proper place. A sloppy work area is not tolerated!

You Enjoy Fast-Paced Work

Imagine working in a hospital operating room. Do you think that they are moving at a snail’s pace just waiting for their day to end? An individual operation may be hours long, but depending on the nature of the procedure, those hours could seem to fly by! Surgical technologists can work for such dynamic employers as:

  • Hospital ORs
  • Physician’s Offices
  • Surgical Centers
  • Organ Recovery Facilities
  • Eye Centers
  • Hair Transplant Centers
  • A variety of other medical facilities

If you’re interested in a fast-paced career that keeps you on your toes, take a look at surgical technology – where no two days are the same. For more information on PCI’s Surgical Technology program and the industry in general, contact us. Our helpful staff is here to answer your questions. Don’t wait to pursue your future!