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Reasons of Wearing Uniforms, Advantages of Uniforms, Wearing Scrubs

Updated on December 31, 2016
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She is a Writer and Author. She's inspired by Eric Thomas, Les Brown, Charles Stanley, Myles Munroe, and Napoleon Hill.

Wearing Uniforms

The purpose of wearing a scrub uniform is a sign to your customer or patient, letting them know that you have proper training in your occupation. And wearing a scrub uniform sets the professional appearance apart from those whose attire is in the form of street clothes or casual wear, in that particular profession. For instance, a patient needs a blood draw from a Medical Assistant, there are two Medical Assistants; one is wearing jeans and a t-shirt, the other is wearing a medical scrub uniform. Go figure. . . on which Medical Assistant the patient is hoping will draw their blood? Of course, the person whose appearance fits the part of a professional, and more becoming of the environment; the medical scrub uniform wearer. There are workplaces that will allow the employees to choose, if they want to wear scrub uniforms or street clothes. In the medical profession the dress code in some cases is either to wear scrub uniforms or collar shirts with slacks (pants). Many individual prefer to wear the medical scrub uniforms; they're more comfortable and becoming of a medical professional along with a proper I.D. badge on most clinical sites. Not only that, but wearing any type of work-uniform let your customers know that you came to do just that. . . w-o-r-k.

Wearing Uniforms
Wearing Uniforms

Wearing Scrubs

There are many professionals/workers that have to wear "scrub-uniforms." Wear scrubs can be someone that: washes cars, door-to-door salesman, limousine driver, trash man, animal trainer, dogcatcher, auto mechanic, waitress, cook, mailman, fireman, etc.

Some Professions that may Require Wearing Scrubs:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Nurses and Doctors
  • Phlebotomists
  • Dentists
  • Office Staff
  • Janitors
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians
  • Housekeeping
  • Beauticians
  • Food Server

Advantages of uniforms

  1. Wearing uniforms is a form of identification. It separates the employees from any common person in case of emergencies, or other important identity reasons.
  2. The employee should be comfortable throughout the day, and wearing scrubs are more comfortable than regular clothing. Being that the scrubs are comfortable, wearing scrub uniforms can assist the employee with performing at their best.
  3. Wearing scrubs in the Medical Profession; can assist with being sterile for the patients, other employees, and for themselves. As the worker can change into other scrubs during the day, as needed for cleanliness.

An Auto Mechanic wears his work uniform to protect his normal clothes, from getting oily and greasy. Whereas, all the auto mechanic's uniforms can be washed together; separate from their normal clothes, to prevent them from becoming stained and oily too.

Wearing Scrubs - Review

Further, wearing quality scrub uniforms is important; wearing a brand that lasts longer is beneficial in saving money. The Cherokee Scrub Uniforms last longer, and are of a better quality of cloth. Many medical professions such as Phlebotomist wear Cherokee scrubs in their place of work. Also, the Dickies Scrub Uniforms last longer than most scrub uniforms as well. The Dickies Uniform brand of Scrubs are thicker and of good quality. But after all, this is my personal review on the Cherokee Scrubs and the Dickies Scrubs.

Although there are other scrub uniforms that are of good quality; my personal best are Cherokee scrubs and Dickies Scrubs. Other individuals might have their personal favorites as well. Just remember wearing a uniform doesn't make you a professional, but your skills and mainly your actions/attitude makes you a professional.

© 2011 Brinafr3sh


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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Kristy, The Cherokee scrubs are one of my favorite brand of uniforms to wear. I also like the pocket on the side of the pants leg, useful for carrying a few supplies. Thank you.

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      Kristy LeAnn 5 years ago from Princeton, WV

      I got started in health care as an EMT and we had uniforms but the pants had tons of pockets, which I loved because I tend to pack everything in the world on me :) Now I just started working as a CNA and I only buy scrubs that have tons of pockets. I don't like having to search for anything so I tend to stuff gloves, hand sanitizer, ink pens, and everything else in there lol :) I have a pair of Cherokee scrub pants that I absolutely love.

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      @ Millionaire Tips, that's exactly the point; a professional should look the part. This is why uniforms are made. Thank you.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      My daughter had to wear a scrub uniform at a day care center. It does make it easy to choose what to wear, and it is comfortable. I think the children also learn quickly that the person in scrubs is someone that is in charge, and not "strangers" they are not supposed to talk to.

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Mulberry,

      I'm one of those people that think scrubs are cool too. But, one must never and I mean never wear their scrub uniforms in a restaurant! The reason being is because in most cases these scrub wearers work in a medical facility with patients. And it's not healthy to bring public germs back from a restaurant to the patients; or(viseversa) take hospital/patients germs to where people are eating.

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      mulberry1 6 years ago

      I do think that wearing scrubs is helpful in projecting a professional persona. I didn't really like it when many people started wearing scrubs just because they thought they were "cool".

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      You're welcome! Thanks for following my son, Matt Sperry!!

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi SusieQ42,

      I admire the tasks that nurses do. Thanks for you comment :)

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      Thanks Brina, this is good to know. My daughter is in nursing school and wears them to her clinicals.

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Neverletitgo,

      Shout out to the lab technicians :) Thanks for your comment.

      Hi Sister Mib,

      Yeah the scrubs with prints are cute too. Thanks for your comment.


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      mib56789 6 years ago

      I've always like the ones with pretty flowers or colorful characters for the children!

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      Abdinasir Aden 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      You are totally right but you forget to include your lists for lab technician since they are required to wear scrubs as a professionals. Thanks for sharing.


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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi OverConscious,

      Thanks for your comment.

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      OverConscious 6 years ago from Jamaica

      I totally agree< coming from a nurse/