What I want to be when I grow up

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Have you looked into surgical technology? I was in a similar position as you at age 24 and discovered what the heck it was. I shadowed a tech and realized its what I wanted to do. The environment is so kick ass lol. After I completed and graduated with a two year degree I accepted a job in open heart surgery. Some cases are smooth sailing while others are ‘oh shit oh shit oh shit!’ either way I love it. I get to see things that not every one gets to see. When we do a heart transplant I umm get to play with the heart that is no longer useful while the surgeons suture in the new heart (it continues to beat after being taken out of the body).

 

What I like about surgery is that no surgical case is the same. I work with different surgeons so I have to learn to know what they like and how they like things. I am challenged with every case because my goal is to be one to two steps ahead of my surgeon. So I feel like I use my brain but not overload it lol. I just know that being a scrub tech has def. been my calling.

 

Since you have an advantage of working in a hospital I say look into shadowing a tech. I know thats how I figured out that surgical tech was my calling.
Good luck!

 

Post # 4
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1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@SweetHoneyBee:  maybe some career counselling would help. 

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