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  • NPPs & Surgical Assistants Are Boosting Medical Practices

    Whether you’re a patient or a practitioner, it pays to know that the number of non-physicians working at doctor’s offices and medical clinics is on the rise. For many reasons, this is great news! “Non-physician” might sound a little strange, but the term is apt for what they do: non-physician providers (NPPs) are fully trained and licensed professional clinicians who ...
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  • What Type of Salary Can I Expect as a Surgical Assistant?

    At ACE Surgical Assisting, prospective students frequently ask us how much money they can make as a surgical assistant. Many people who are currently surgical techs or OR nurses don’t realize that they can make far more money as a Surgical Assistant; in some cases up to five times more than they were making before. With this dramatic increase in salary, a program like ACE Surgical Assisting ...
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  • Surgical Assistant Definitions and Titles

    When establishing the differences between surgical assistant definitions or titles, it is important to note the distinct position roles for each title. Surgical assistants are broken up between first assistant and second assistant titles. Even though they are both surgical assistants, there are clear distinctions between the roles that they play during surgical procedures. ACE Surgical Assisting ...
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  • How Surgical Assistants Are Changing the Healthcare Model

    Walk into any hospital, urgent care, or other medical center, and chances are good that there will be a nondoctor health care professional on staff. The number of surgical assistants, along with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, is rapidly increasing, and numbers should only continue to rise. As the demand for doctors continues to surpass the supply of new physicians coming out of ...
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  • Is it Really Worth it to Become a Surgical Assistant?

    If you are a surgical tech, you are already on a great career path. If you want to continue to advance, surgical assisting is the natural next step. Within this role, you have the opportunity to increase your salary, take on more responsibilities, and assist patients in a more hands-on manner. Choosing to pursue a career as a surgical assistant can be daunting. How many more hours will you have to ...
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