Others With Operating Room Experience
Do You Have 2 Years of Operating Room Experience?
If you didn’t see your medical background listed, you may still qualify
for the ACE Surgical Assistant Program. If you have 2 years of Operating
Room experience with scrub proficiency, you qualify to enroll in our program
no matter what your medical training.
Here’s an example: Medical Assistant (MA) is not a medical background
that qualifies you for our program. However, we have enrolled a number
of MA’s because their surgeons have taught them to be their private
scrubs or their first assistants (Surgical Assistant) and they now have
over 2 years of experience. For eligibility purposes, we see them as meeting
the on-the-job trained Surgical Technologist requirement.
Whatever your medical background, you may qualify for the same reasons.
If you have been scrubbing in surgery for 2 years or longer,
click here and it will take you to the OJT Surgical Technologist page of this website.
If you have a substantial medical background, you can even skip the extra
prep training OJT techs must take.
Others Without Operating Room Experience
You Don’t Have Any Operating Room Experience. So What Can You Do
All is not lost! In just about any town in the USA there is a formal Surgical
Technology Program. They usually take anywhere from 9 months to 2 years
to complete. You would be eligible upon graduating to enroll in the ACE
Surgical Assistant Program.
A lot of people are enrolling in Surgical Technology Programs now, not
because they want to hand the instruments in surgery. It’s because
they understand the ST program will qualify them for the
ACE Surgical Assistant Program.
Surgical Assisting is a career worth pursuing:
- You stand right across from the surgeon and help do the procedure
- You can work for a surgeon or hospital
- You can make a salary of up to $70,000 or more
- Some assistants even make six-figure incomes
Whatever you decide to do, we wish you the best and look forward to seeing
you in our program!