You do not have to be a surgeon to work in a surgery center. In fact there are many different jobs in a surgery center. All are very different and all serve an important purpose in the care of the patients.
If you are interested in the operating room itself, there are some things you should know. These positions often require being on your feet for very long periods of time and that is not for everyone. Some people —from the surgeon to the anesthesiologist to the nurses also need to be able to handle the stress that comes with that room. If you feel you can not handle that kind of pressure, it may not be for you.
But after the patient leaves surgery, they go to the recovery room. This could also be considered stressful if something should happen to a patient after their operation is over. There are issues with the anesthesia, infections and sometimes people just are not pleasant when they awaken from surgery. You need to be a compassionate people person to work in this area.
The good news about working in a surgery center is the difference you make in people’s lives that you witness every day.