Personal Traits

The Department of Surgical Technology at the University of Saint Francis has identified personal traits that successful surgical technologists typically possess. A career in surgical technology may be a good fit for you if you are a team player, well organized and fascinated with anatomy.

In addition, you will need to have the physical stamina to stand for long periods of time and a good sense of humor. You should be readily able to adapt to changes in routine, anticipate needs and prioritize tasks. You will likely find a career as a surgical technologist rewarding if you enjoy “hands-on” work with technology as part of a close knit team.