Who We Are
We, at SurgicalTechnologist.net, aim to be the premier resource for students interested in pursuing a degree or certificate in surgical technology at any level. We provide you with everything you need to make an informed decision regarding pursuing a surgical technology education. We not only give you the facts, figures and statistics regarding surgical technology education, but also personal anecdotes, experiences and advice about life after graduation.
The central component of our site is a detailed and candid discussion on surgical technology professions and the prerequisite education required. Our resident expert, Deborah Goad, carefully and thoroughly answers any questions you may have regarding the study of surgical technology or surgical technology careers, through this dialogue. She carefully brings light to the issues you should be aware of before you decide to pursue a degree or certificate in surgical technology. By doing so, Deborah Goad helps ensure that if you decide to study surgical technology, you will know exactly what to expect. To supplement the conversation on surgical technology, Deborah Goad, maintains a Question & Answers database.
We also have an exclusive aptitude quiz that you can take to find out if you are suited for a career in surgical technology. Our 10 question quiz is specifically formulated to help you compare your strengths and weakness with those necessary for a successful career in surgical technology.
Our site also features 3 surgical technology student, professor and professional interviews. These interviews are aimed at providing you with crucial insight into both surgical technology education and surgical technology jobs. And we have a particularly helpful video interview with Melissa Elliot, a surgical technologist. She shares her personal experiences in order to help you in your pursuit of a surgical technology education.
Deborah Goad has been a Certified Surgical Technologist since 1993, when she graduated from Western Arkansas Community College. She continued her education by earning an associates degree in applied sciences in 2007; she also received a bachelors degree in science organizational leadership in 2010. She currently serves as a full-time clinical coordinator for the surgical tech program at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. In addition, she currently serves as both the secretary of the Arkansas State Assembly of Surgical Technologists and a delegate to the National Convention of the Association of Surgical Technologists.