How to Buy Medical Scrubs for Your Job
Medical scrubs are the uniform of choice for those in the medical field. Scrubs are essentially lightweight clothes that are comfortable when working long shifts, and they are relatively stain resistant. They come in many different styles, colors, and sizes. It is important to follow all uniform rules in your workplace before purchasing your scrubs, since some companies restrict the colors, designs, and styles you are allowed to wear.
Before buying any scrubs, you need to determine your size. Measurements vary across different brands, so the best thing you can do is to go to a physical store and try some on. Another option is to take measurements of yourself and compare them to the sizing requirements for your brand of choice. Keep in mind that men’s, women’s, and unisex scrubs all fit differently.
Before choosing any one style of scrubs, think hard about the requirements of your job. If you have a need to carry a lot of stuff around with you, choosing scrubs with many pockets and utility pants would be the best option. If you need scrubs that are versatile, comfortable, and durable, consider unisex scrubs, or ones that are especially stain resistant. Aside from work requirements, choose scrubs that you like, that fit well, and which look nice on you. If allowed, you can let your personality show through what styles you purchase.
Some available scrub styles:
- Scrubs with collars
- V-Neck tops
- Mock wrap tops
- Unisex style
- Lab coats
- Scrub tops with pockets
- Drawstring waist
- Elastic waist
- Utility pants
- Scrub pants with belt loops
- Scrub pants with cargo pockets
You also need to choose whether you want matching scrubs or separates. Sometimes matching scrubs cost less, but this amount is usually negligible. Most tops, even ones with designs, look just fine with solid bottoms, but you can still find printed bottoms, too. Colors and designs are numerous, regardless if you are shopping for men’s or women’s scrubs. However, unisex scrubs typically only come in solid colors. Therefore, your choice really depends on the type of design you prefer. Out of all the types of scrubs, women’s scrubs offer a much larger selection. You’ll have the choice of more designs, and also more styles.
When you choose the scrubs you plan to wear to work, you have many options. Styles and colors vary, but you have to make sure that you do not violate the dress code for your organization. Keep in mind that prices for scrubs vary widely. Name brands cost more and may not offer any better quality. You also tend to get what you pay for; therefore, cheaper scrubs should be expected not to last as long as better quality scrub sets. Also, keep mind that many uniform supply companies offer discounts for bulk orders.