Future of Surgical Technologist

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND

Mandl School, The College of Allied Health offers a degree in Surgical Technologist. Our program is one of the only Surgical Technologist programs offered in New York City. A degree in Surgical Technologist requires dedication, determination and focused study. Mandl’s professors and curriculum are designed to help you gain invaluable skills and prepare for internships and  exams. Our Career Development Center can help you to embark on a career path. The rewards are many. As health care needs continue to rise at a dramatic rate, Surgical Technologists are in high demand. A Mandl degree offers a clear path to opportunities for a fantastic career.

Surgical Technologist at Mandl School

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS: HOW IT STARTED

The role of the surgical technologist began on the battlefields in World War I and World War II when the U.S. Army used “medics” to work under the direct supervision of the surgeon. Concurrently, medical “corpsman” were used in the United States Navy aboard combat ships. Nurses were not allowed aboard combat ships at the time. This led to a new profession within the military called operating room technicians (ORTs).

With many medical personnel overseas or performing duties in military hospitals, an accelerated nursing program with emphasis only on operating room technology was set up as an on-the-job training of nursing assistants who worked in the surgery department. These individuals studied sterilization of instruments and how to care for the patient in the operating room. Techniques, sutures, draping and instrumentation were emphasized; they also had to do clinical time in labor and delivery and the emergency room.

After the Korean War there were shortages of operating room nurses. Operating room supervisors began to recruit ex-medics and ex-corpsmen to work in civilian hospitals. These ex-military men functioned as circulators in the operating room while the scrub role or “instrument nurse” role was performed by the registered nurse. It was not until 1965 that these roles were reversed.

In 1974, an accreditation body was established to ensure quality education. The programs accredited by ARC/STSA (Accreditation Review Committee for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting; formerly ARC-ST) are monitored for compliance with the standards. The ARC/STSA and AST board of directors recommends the associate degree as entry level surgical technology education. Mandl School offers an Associate Degree in Surgical Technologist.

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS TODAY

A surgical technologist is an allied health professional working as a part of the team delivering surgical care. Surgical technologists are members of the surgical team. The members of the team include the surgeon, surgeon’s assistant, circulator nurse and anesthesia provider (anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist). They possess knowledge and skills in sterile and aseptic techniques. The goal is for surgical technologists to be able to anticipate the next move the surgeon is going to make in order to make the procedure as smooth and efficient as possible. They do this by having knowledge of hundreds of surgical procedures and the steps the surgeon needs to take in order to complete the procedure, including the very wide range of surgical instruments they may need. They only work in surgical or perioperative areas and are highly specialized.

HOW TO BECOME A SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Contact our Admissions team to discuss how to enroll in our Surgical Technologist program. We will review all requirements needed to begin including financial aid opportunities, internships, career placement and more.

During your classroom courses, you will discover operating room prep, sterilization methods, human anatomy, medical terminology, and how to appropriately use medical equipment. After passing the classroom portion of your program, students are required to complete a clinical internship. Placed with an experienced mentor in a hospital setting, prospective Surgical Technologists will participate in surgical procedures.

Considering to become a Surgical Technologist means you are ready to begin a true career path. And it starts at Mandl School! Call us at 212-247-3434 today or fill in our short form and we will get right back to you.

Health Care Careers Top the List

 

 

Ultrasound patient with medical professional

Of the top 15 jobs as reported by USNews.com Health Care related careers occupy 11 slots. 11 of the top careers in the US for 2020 and beyond are in the medical field and Mandl School offers a wide range of these top careers.

The healthcare sector is booming, due to a growing population that will require increasing care with age.

Baby Boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—are retiring at the rate of thousands per day. In contrast, Pew Research Center (2018) reports that Millennials—ages 23 to 38—currently make up the largest portion of the US labor force, having surpassed Generation X in 2017. This means that about 35 percent of the American workforce carries the burden of the economy during their prime childbearing years.

With large segments of the population entering their senior years and another with growing families, health professionals will be in demand to meet these increasing needs.

Respiratory Therapy Mandl SchoolThere is no shortage of promising healthcare careers in 2020.

Whether you’re heading to school for the first time or you’re taking the leap and switching careers, you’re probably looking for an option that can get you in the field quickly. And that makes perfect sense—a good-paying medical field job that requires relatively little schooling is an ideal combo.

But do these jobs actually exist? The good news is that there actually are several in-demand, medical field jobs that require only a “two-year” Associate’s degree or less.

It’s clear that pursuing a career in healthcare doesn’t have to equate to spending several years in school. There are several options when it comes to medical field jobs you can land with an Associate’s degree. All of these different choices may make your career search overwhelming, but the variety of options also means you’re bound to find a position that’s the perfect fit for you.

Contact Mandl School for more information.

If you need more information and career services guidance about the potential roles an education from Mandl School can offer, contact us at 212-247-3434. We’re here to help you right away!

Mandl Respiratory Therapy Students Honored

Mandl Respiratory Therapy Students win awards

Mandl School Respiratory Therapy students have been honored with prestigious recognition. And we couldn’t be more proud of them and their professors.

Training and Educating at Mandl

Mandl School has been training and educating students to enter the Health Care industry for almost 100 years. Our graduates work in hospitals all across the NYC metro area and around the country thriving in Health Care careers such as Surgical Technologist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Health & Human Services, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Healthcare Administration, and Respiratory Therapy. This year, we sent, for the very first time, a team to compete in the New York Downstate Association for Respiratory Therapists (NYDART) Academic Challenge. And we are so proud to announce that our team of Leah Degnan, Anita Dipnarine, Justina Gurk and Albert Picardo placed second and have qualified for the finals in this competition!

The New York Downstate Association for Respiratory Therapists Inc.

NYDART LogoThe New York Downstate Association for Respiratory Therapists Inc. is a Non-Profit 501C6 Association directed by dedicated volunteer Respiratory Therapists with a mission to provide all RTs working or living in the NY Downstate vicinity with superior quality educational programs, conferences and symposiums to fulfill the continuing education requirements for licensure and a vision to improve patient care while promoting and advancing the Profession of Respiratory Therapy.

Mandl School Respiratory Therapy Program

As one of the top Respiratory Therapy schools in NYC, Mandl School, The College of Allied Health provides a degree program that works to meet the needs of our nation’s dynamic, fast-paced health care field. This industry is evolving rapidly and demands well-trained, licensed respiratory therapists and respiratory therapy technicians to staff hospitals, sleep labs and other health-related facilities.

The objective of Mandl School’s Respiratory Therapy Program is to provide students with a learning environment that will enable them to acquire requisite knowledge and skills to practice the profession of respiratory therapy, which shall be undertaken pursuant to the direction of a duly licensed physician and is defined as the performance of cardiopulmonary evaluation, respiratory therapy treatment techniques, and education of the patient, family and public.

Mandl is one of only a few programs available in the NYC metro area and one of the most well respected in the country. We are always proud of our student’s hard work and dedication – today we are extra proud of the recognition Leah, Anita, Justina and Albert have received for themselves, their team and our entire program.

Congratulations!!

Mandl Respiratory Therapy Students win awardsTo contact Mandl School, please call 212-247-3434 or click here to fill out a short form so we can contact you!

Rewarding and Lucrative: Health Care Administration

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Earn your Health Care Administration Degree at Mandl School.

Earning a Health Care Administration degree can lead to a rewarding and potentially lucrative career as a health care administrator or manager in the fast-paced health industry. Demand for health care is rising, creating exciting job opportunities across the United States.

 

Employment.

Associates Degree in Healthcare Administration programs provide students with the skills that are necessary for them to acquire entry-level employment in the healthcare industry. For the most part, individuals who acquire an Associates Degree in Healthcare Administration are rewarded with quick access to an array of entry-level healthcare administration job opportunities.

 

Earn impressive starting salaries.

According to https://work.chron.com, those who earn associate degrees in health care administration become health care administrators, or medical and health services managers, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies them. Health care administrators work in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care centers and clinics. They oversee all operations in these facilities, managing their budgets and developing growth strategies for increasing revenue. Health care administrators with associate degrees can earn starting salaries averaging nearly $70,000 annually.

 

Mandl Career Services can help.

Mandl Career Services department is focused on helping graduates find the best possible jobs and career paths.  Health care administrators can earn higher starting salaries working for different types of facilities, especially those in which medical and health services managers earn more such as specialty hospitals, cancer and cardiac care facilities and surgical hospitals. Health care administrators may also earn more in larger medical facilities, which typically have more financial resources to support their higher salaries.

 

Job Outlook looks great.

The BLS projects a 22-percent increase in jobs for medical and health care managers, faster than the 14-percent average for all occupations. Increases in demand for medical services should boost jobs for health care managers and administrators, especially as the comparatively large baby boom population ages. Applicants will likely find more available jobs in doctors’ offices and nursing homes as medical technologies improve.

 

Contact Mandl School.

Contact Mandl School about our Health Care Administration degree program, We will talk to you about getting started, Career Services and much more. Call 212-247-3434 to speak with a Mandl representative today or fill our form and we will get back to you right away.

A growing population that lives longer

Perfect for a career in Health Care:

Health Care is one of the fastest growing careers.

According to most studies of careers and “top careers of the future,” Health Care is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. There are a few reasons for this conclusion, the first is that people are living longer.  In addition, the population is growing. This means more people, living longer lives, all needing health care. Lastly, many of the jobs necessary on Health Care cannot be automated. They need to be administered and assessed by a real person so human resources are needed and the prediction is that they will be needed for many years to come. This is creating a huge demand for professionals across the spectrum of the health care industry.

Serve a vital social need and start a career.

Because of this, your choosing a career in health care is not only smart from a matter of practicality, but also serves a vital social need. These days you do not necessarily need to pursue a clinical role, such as a doctor or nurse, to find a stable niche in health care. There are many ways to help serve patients and the wider community from the perspective of health and wellness. One way is to start your career in health care by pursuing an Associates Degree offered by Mandl School.

You can be working 2 years faster than those getting a 4 year degree.

If you are eager to get started in a health care career but don’t want to spend a lot of time in school, an associate’s degree program can get started in approximately two years.  At Mandl, we offer our students internships at numerous hospitals and medical facilities so you are gaining practical experience even before you graduate. An associate’s degree enables you to put a credential on your resume and start working in your field two years before your peers, who chose to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree.

An associate’s degree in health science is not merely a stepping-stone. It launches a fulfilling career that will serve you for a lifetime. However, if you additional career ambitions, your education can help you continue towards a bachelors degree and your experience will certainly help you continue your career journey.

Health Care careers are some of the most well-paying jobs in the world.

Health care careers embody some of the most gratifying and well-paying jobs in the world, according to such reputable resources as Forbes and Business Insider. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong growth rates and pay-scales for all-cumulatively, healthcare careers have a 19% predicted growth rate (much faster than average) with an average annual salary of about $65,000/yr. Over the next 8-10 years, these statistics represent over 2.3 million jobs.

Contact Mandl School.

For more information about a career in Health Care and Mandl School, contact us at 2121-247-3434 or fill out our contact form and a Mandl Representative will reach out to you ASAP.