Surgical Technology: Why It’s a Growing Career Field and What It Takes to Become a Surgical Technologist

Students watch a surgery.

Douglas Hughes, our very own Surgical Technology Program Director in Portland recently had the opportunity to share his surgical technology knowledge in the Association of Surgical Technologists Journal: The Surgical Technologist.

With years of experience and a trove of information on the topic, Douglas provided his insight into surgical techhnology’s humble beginnings in World War II, how someone can later transition into a surgical assistant and what the future holds for healthcare workers on this career path.

Read the full article here.

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