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!

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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

 

 

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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.

Make Money in Trade Career

 

Dental Assistant program at Mandl School

A Trade Career can be lucrative and rewarding. Teens need to know there are alternatives to 4 year colleges. In fact, studies are showing that there are more opportunities for skilled trade today than ever before.  Here is a great article written by Katie Bingham-Smith and published in Family Circle. Mandl School offers students an opportunity for a career focused education. The medical field is in need of employers and we offer specific training, certification prep, and degrees for some of the highest paying and most sought after careers in the US.

High paying jobs and opportunities.

High-paying jobs are available for students who choose trade school or vocational or technical education instead of bachelor’s degree programs.

My son is 15 and will be starting his junior year of high school in the fall. The talk of going to college is buzzing all around while no other options are even suggested half as much. There seems to be such a stigma around not going off to school to earn a bachelor’s ­degree, and I don’t think this is fair to our kids.

My son probably won’t go to college, at least not right away.

While I am still going to take him to visit schools to make sure it’s not what he wants to do straight after graduation, it might not change his mind about what he wants to do. For now, he feels like he wants to be a plumber like his father, and we both think that’s great.

When he was younger, he watched his dad go to work in a big truck that had different compartments and held fittings, long copper pipes, and cool PVC things that fit together like a puzzle. He loved helping him clean and organize it.

He’d take a screwdriver or wrench and sit with him under sinks when we’d drop off donuts at a job site.

As he’s gotten older, he’s gone to work with him over the years and learned how to install radiant heat, faucets, and toilets.

A Career Training education is hands on.

Career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

My son likes to do manual labor and work hard. He’s always been happiest when he is moving his body and hates sitting in a classroom all day. The thought of going to another four years of school after graduating makes his stomach turn.

Knowing that, and seeing how his father has struggled to find good employees that know the plumbing trade, or want to work hard to learn it, has made me realize we really need to be presenting the trades as a promising career path to our kids, because they have so much to offer.

College is being shoved down their throats, and all the other options take a back seat or aren’t presented at all.

Our teens should at least know there is always a need for carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. In fact, a plumber once told me in good times, people buy and build new. And in bad times, they still need their homes to be standing and functioning properly so they hire trades-people to repair broken things—people will always need to use the bathroom and have running water.

My son’s dad has never been at a loss for work. He supported a family of five on one income by running a good plumbing business. In fact, he’s had to turn a lot of work away as he’s always had more work than he can handle.

He’s also mentioned when he does call people back to schedule a service call, they are so relieved because it’s impossible to get a plumber to come to their house.

Trades schools are a lot less expensive than four-year colleges, and lots of companies are willing to train the right person with the right work ethic. Many of our kids can get into a lucrative career, start earning money, and learn great skills right out of high school without taking on much (or any) debt.

This can allow them to earn great money to think longer and harder about what they want to do while gaining the knowledge that will help them later in life; learning to fix something yourself can save thousands a year.

Life Opportunities

Maybe they want to save for school and go later after they have gotten a feel for earning a living. Perhaps they want to work for a bit and earn enough money to travel. There is also the option to work during the day and take classes at night a bit at a time and pay as they go.

I also can’t count the times I’ve tried to find a good handyman, and when I do find one, he is usually straight out because he has so much work and has a hard time hiring someone to help him.

The trades are such a wonderful option for our kids. They are needed, they pay well, and the skills learned will be carried throughout a lifetime. The facts should be presented to them earlier in their life so it at least gets their brains wrapped around what a great way the trades can be to make a living.

Contact Mandl Today!

Contact us today to learn more about how a two year degree from Mandl can prepare you for a lucrative and lasting career that can open doors to many professional and life opportunities.