It is a mistake the miss the point of being certified in a certain field. A lot of people are great in different areas of the medical system, and they still don’t get the importance of becoming certified. What does certification provide after all? First of all, it’s a proof of how professional you are in your area of expertise. It’s mood enhancing and confidence assuring to have a certification of your own, knowing that you really know what you are doing. Then, things all come down to careers and salaries. Certified professionals have various benefits in the following areas:
- If you have your surgical tech certification, you are at least 80% more likely to land on a job. I can’t say that uncertified surgical technologists don’t get hired, but think of it as this: who would be selected for a job, between someone without a certificate and a certified professional? Obviously, the preference goes to the certified professional!
- With a certification, you earn more. That’s more real than you imagine, if you hear someone saying that surgical tech salaries are lame it’s probably because they didn’t get certified. Having a surgical tech certification is like having a guarantee for a higher salary.
- If – for any reason – you decide relocating, leaving the current workplace for another institution, another city or anything, you encounter instability. This instability will instantly diminish if people find out that you are certified, because then they will want to hire you as soon as it becomes possible.