Although rare, yes, Certified Medical Assistants can apply for surgical tech positions in some cases. Also, medical assistants may assist physicians in minor surgery.
One example case would be:
A Certified Medical Assistant working in a GI/Endoscopy Procedures could get certified in sterile processing. Then they could work as an uncertified surgical tech specializing in Endoscopy and special procedures.
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