- School: Anthem College
- Degree: Associates
- Subject: Health & Medical Sciences
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Students who want to further their career in the medical field should consider earning a surgical technologist degree. The skills learned while earning this degree will give students more experience in surgical procedures, protocol, and patient care. A surgical technologist will help prepare operating rooms, assist surgeons during procedures, and update families as to how their family members are recovering. There are many hospitals, clinics, and other medical agencies in need of those who have this type of medical knowledge.
Courses students will have to complete in order to earn their degree include medical terminology, surgical procedures, medical equipment, sterilization and operating room preparation, and patient care procedures. Students will learn how to communicate with others, how to complete paperwork, and how to react in emergency situations. These skills are very valuable in the operating room and when speaking with family members.