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.

Healthcare Career Degree

Interested in a Healthcare Career? Overall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 5 million new jobs in the sector through 2022. January 2021 is the best time to start at Mandl.

Why? Because NYC needs Healthcare Workers now. There are more opportunities in the medical industry than ever before and Mandl School can help you get started right away. Call 212-247-3434 today to learn more. We will answer all questions about class schedules, career services, program requirements, Financial Aid and our many programs including:

HEALTHCARE CAREER DEGREES

Our programs prepare you for career building internships, license exams, career placement and more.  Doctors and Dentists need Medical and Dental Assistants, hospitals require Respiratory Therapists, labs are looking for Health Care Administrators, and there is a growing demand for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, and Surgical Technologists. These positions are part of a healthcare team focused on overall wellness and disease treatment and prevention. Our January 2021 class is going to be a fantastic opportunity for you to begin the new year right and quickly get you started on a growing career track. Call today or fill out a short form and we’ll get right back to you!

Smiling medical professional

VITAL CAREERS START AT MANDL! 

You don’t need to be a physician to have a high paying job in the healthcare field. Non-physicians fill some of the highest paid jobs in the healthcare industry! Now is challenging time in all of our lives yet one filled with great opportunities for those like you who want to work for it. The entire Mandl staff is working hard everyday to ensure you have the best health care education and career services assistance in NYC. Classes are starting – contact us today!

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!

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Career

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is an exciting career and Mandl School, the College of Allied Health is one of the few highly regarded medical schools that offer a degree. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use specialized equipment to generate images used for assessing and diagnosing various medical conditions.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Offers Great Opportunities

Many people associate sonography, which utilizes sound waves, with pregnancy. It’s how a fetus can be seen in the womb. But this technology has many other applications in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in the abdomen, breast, heart and blood vessels and, more recently, in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

  • A diagnostic medical sonographer’s responsibilities may include:
  • Taking a patient history
  • Preparing and maintaining the diagnostic equipment
  • Generating images through the use of sonographic equipment
  • Determining if the ultrasound procedure has captured all the necessary images and if the quality is adequate for diagnosis
  • Analyzing technical information
  • Communicating with and providing a report to the interpreting physician who makes a diagnosis based on the images

Diagnostic Medical Sonography careers are Growing!

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is one of the fastest-growing healthcare careers and is an industry that has grown significantly in the last decade, with demand for skilled and certified professionals surging year over year. Moreover, sonographers will play a vital part in the healthcare ecosystem as technological advancements and demand for diagnostic ultrasound procedures will only increase for the foreseeable future.

According to U.S. News and Money, the sonography profession was rated as the #5 Best Health Support Jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 19.5 percent employment growth for diagnostic medical sonographers within the next ten years. On average,Diagnostic Medical Sonographers make a median salary of $72,510 according to www.ardms.org.

Mandl School, The College of Allied Health Can Get you Started.

Call us at 212-247-3434, fill out a contact form, or complete a Mandl Online Application – either way, someone will get right back to you to talk about a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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!