A Sample Resume for Surgical Technologists

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Are you a recent graduate from a surgical technology school? If so, congratulations and welcome to the professional world of healthcare! Surgical technologists play essential roles during surgeries. As a result, you’ll want to showcase the technical skills you’ve learned in your surgical technology training program with a skills-based resume.

Skills-based resumes emphasize your training rather than professional experience, which you may not have already. This type of resume could help you land a job interview. If you’re looking for guidance when writing your resume, look no further. The Harris School of Business provides you with a sample surgical technology resume to use as a guide during your writing process. Our guide can help give you ideas on how to format and build a resume that impresses potential employers!

If you’re still having writer’s block, then step into our Career Services Department at your local campus or contact us to set up an appointment! We’re happy to help you write a resume, cover letter, and help you practice your job interview skills. Good luck!

Sample Surgical Technology Resume

Ivy Wallis
108 36th Street – Dover, DE 19904
Cell: 407-XXX-XXXX – Email: ivy.wallis@youremailhost.com


Professionally trained surgical technologist seeking full-time position with United Health Hospital. Passionate about providing quality care and support in the healthcare industry. Trained in maintaining the cleanliness and safety of a surgical room and its equipment and tools. Experience with direct patient care. Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Prepare operating rooms
  • Handle and sterilize surgical equipment
  • Present for surgical procedures
  • Maintain and re-stock supplies
  • Prepare patients for surgery
  • Maintain sterile environments
  • Transport patients
  • Medical terminology
  • HIPAA/Patient confidentiality
  • Microsoft Office systems (Word, Excel, Office)

Surgical Technologist Externship (Unpaid)
Health Partners Surgical Facility, Dover, DE—February 2016 to April 2016

Participated in 180-hour unpaid externship. Maintained sterile surgery environments. Cleaned and sterilized surgical tools before and after surgeries. Worked with surgeons to hand surgery tools during procedures. Prepared patients by cleaning incision sights with professionalism and accuracy. Managed supplies closet and restocked in timely manner. Helped transport patients to exam rooms. Received excellent externship feedback from supervisor.

Acadia Nursing Home, Dover, DE – January 2013 to February 2016

Greeted and communicated with patients and visitors at the front desk. Assisted with questions about facility operations and functions. Processed calls, managed admissions paperwork, and other electronic documents.  Helped to manage, reorder, and restock supplies. Positive performance evaluation from nursing home director.

Harris School of Business, Dover, DE (accredited)

Surgical Technology Diploma, 2016
Graduated from Surgical Technology program with a 3.7 GPA.

Dover High School
Diploma, 2015

Alice Johnson, Instructor of Surgical Technology training program, Harris School of Business XXX-XXX-XXXX
Dave Rummel, Externship Supervisor, Health Partners Surgical Facility, XXX-XXX-XXXX