Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?

Take This Career Quiz and Find Out

Updated November 16, 2016

1. Would you notice if your friend changed the color of her hair?

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2. You're a surgical technologist. A famous actor is in your operating room. What do you do?

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4. Choose the smallest object you can easily pick up if it falls on the floor.

6. As a surgical technologist, you may be exposed to communicable diseases. How do you feel about that?

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9. How much time are you willing to spend on your education after high school?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?

You got: Don't Become a Surgical Technologist

I got Don't Become a Surgical Technologist. Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?
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This quiz was intended to help you see if you should become a surgical technologist. According to your answers, you don’t have the necessary soft skills or the desire to fulfill the educational requirements, and you don’t find the earnings acceptable.

Surgical technologists must be detail-oriented and able to manage stress well. They need integrity, physical stamina, and manual dexterity. They must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays, and shifts that are longer than eight hours. Surgical technologists are at risk for exposure to communicable diseases and unpleasant sights, odors, and materials.

To enter this field, one has to spend several months to two years earning a certificate or associate degree. The median annual salary for this occupation is $44,330.

Although this career isn’t suitable, you will find one that is. Choose an occupation that will make good use of your soft skills, has requirements you are willing to fulfill and a salary you find sufficient.

Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?

You got: Surgical Technologist Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Surgical Technologist Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?
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You took this quiz to help you decide whether to become a surgical technologist. Your answers indicate this wouldn’t be a good choice. You aren’t likely to succeed in or enjoy working in this field because you don’t have many of the required soft skills, may not be willing to fulfill the requirements, and may not find the salary acceptable.

Surgical technologists need physical stamina and manual dexterity. They must be detail-oriented and able to manage stress. Their schedules may include weekends, evenings and holidays, and shifts that are longer than eight hours. Exposure to communicable diseases and unpleasant sights, odors, and materials is not uncommon.

One must earn a certificate or associate degree to become a surgical technologist. This can take between several months and two years. This occupation has a median annual salary of $44,330.

Look for a career that makes good use of your soft skills and has requirements you want to fulfill. Make sure the compensation is sufficient.

Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?

You got: You Might Make a Good Surgical Technologist

I got You Might Make a Good Surgical Technologist. Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?
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This quiz considered your soft skills, educational aspirations, and salary requirements to determine if you would succeed as a surgical technologist. According to your answers, you have most of the qualities you need, but you will have to make changes in some areas.

Surgical technologists must manage stress well, have physical stamina and manual dexterity, and be detail oriented. They often have to work weekends, evenings and holidays and shifts that are longer than eight hours. Their work puts them at risk for exposure to communicable diseases and unpleasant sights, odors, and materials.

If you want to become a surgical technologist, you will have to spend between several months and two years getting a certificate or an associate degree. Expect to earn a median annual salary of $44,330.

Before you make a final decision, learn more about being a surgical technologist. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Surgical Technologist

I got You Were Born to Be a Surgical Technologist. Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?
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This quiz was intended to help you decide if you have what it takes to be a surgical technologist. Good news: you do! Your answers indicate you have the necessary soft skills, educational aspirations, and salary requirements.

Surgical technologists need good physical stamina and manual dexterity. They must manage stress well and be detail oriented. You should be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays, and shifts that are longer than eight hours. The risk of exposure to communicable diseases and unpleasant sights, odors, and materials shouldn’t make you anxious.

You will have to spend between several months and two years earning a certificate or an associate degree. Expect to earn a median annual salary of $44,330.

While this career seems like it will be suitable for you, learn as much as you can about it before you proceed. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.