surgical tech question diploma or associates?
Anyone have just the diploma and get hired OR wasn't hired b/c they didn't have an associates? Just wanted to see if it would be worth it to get just the diploma and go back for the associates. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks! Trina
Asked By: steracrudy - 9/30/2008
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I used to be the program director of a Surgical Technology program, and I also wrote and published a book on training Surgical Technologists. Over the years I have managed ORs and hired OR techs many times. I never cared whether an OR tech had an associates degree, because it doesn't affect the performance of the job... More
Answered By: US_DR_JD - 9/30/2008
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A diploma qualifies you to be a Surgical Tech, most schools give a certificate to students who graduate from the Surgical Technology Programs. Check out this site to better understand ST Credentialing. http://nbstsa.org/ Healthcare HR Manager
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