Health Career Research. The job of a surgical assistant is to help and work along a surgeon while doing surgical work. Surgical assistants help with inserting tubes, tissue retraction and the closure of any surgical wounds. They also identify the patient and the operative site. Help in positioning the patient’s body and covers them with surgical drapes to make a good stabile operative field, or a good, space work area. They also close up the skin/wound by applying staples, clips, and/or other materials.
Helps the people doing the surgery by clamping blood vessels to control bleeding during the operation. They also discuss with the surgeon the surgical procedure which includes operative consent, operative exposure, and the patient’s needs as well as determining the necessary equipment and supplies for the surgery procedure. As many people know, to get a job is to also get good education in the start. Most of it starts in high school, as it’s the beginning pathway to a future career. In this case, the future career here is surgical assistant. For this job, all English classes I, II, III, and IV are the recommended English classes. For Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Discrete Mathematics, a Community College Course, or Integrated Math I, II, and III are recommended. In Science, Earth/Environmental, Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics are recommended. For Social Studies, World History, Civics and Economics, and U.S History are recommended. And for Career/ Technical courses, Digital Communication Systems, Biomedical Technology, and Allied Health Science I and II are recommended. You can take the courses at different grades in high school.
The most specific courses would be any course involved with medical jobs, such as Health Science classes and Allied Health science, like listed above. In college, you’ll need to get an Associate’s degree, Post- Baccalaureate certificate(is awarded when you complete a organized program of study. For people who’ve completed a Baccalaureate degree but don’t meet requirements of academic degrees in the title of Master), and Post-secondary certificate(awarded after high school for completing training in a specific class, for example, in this case, a healthcare class). It’s most recommended to go to a university/college that has a strong medical major. In order to be a certified surgical assistant, you will have to be conferred by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting(NBSTSA), National Surgical Assistant Association(NSAA), and American Board of Surgical Assistants(ABSA). Certified Surgical First Assistant(CSFA), Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA), and Surgical Assistant-Certified(SA-C) will be obtained when satisfactory performance is accomplished on the national certifying examination from each organization.
Then, it will be followed by the completion of an accredited program based on surgical assisting. Health Career Research Project ?Surgical Assistant?(cont.) As it’s well known, any type of surgery is to be done at a hospital, normally. So the location of the job of a surgical assistant would be in any hospital you could find. Their work is inside since it’s surgery and being outside would be bad for an opened body. They could also work in healthcare institutions and facilities. The salary of a surgical assistant has it’s annual and hourly wage. The average annual wage would be $38,030 while the average hourly wage would be $18.29.
The entry annual wage would be $25,070 and the entry hourly wage would be $12.05. Then once you’re experienced, the experienced annual wage would be $57,910 and the experienced hourly wage would be $27.84. These numbers were based off state, North Carolina, so it would be different in other states. All jobs, no matter what type, require you to have some or many skills, attributes, and strengths.
Some of the basic skills needed for a surgical assistant would be reading comprehension, active listening, critical thinking, speaking, monitoring, active learning, learning strategies, and writing. Some that are necessary but not that important that you’ll use a lot are being good at math and science. You also have to be observing and help people understand things. Being part of a health services team is an important part to be of in a community. You have to be social and realistic. You have to be really hard working. More doing than saying. Being supportive and having relationships with people could also be a great attribute.
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