Possible Job Titles
Your job title might be:
- Surgical technologist
- Surgical technician
- Scrub or operating room technician
- Assistant circulator
The Professional Setting
As a surgical technologist, you might work in:
- Surgical units
- Specialty hospitals
- General medical and surgical hospitals
- Physician offices
- Endoscopy units
Surgical Technology: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook
Surgical technologists are in demand, and the need for them is growing at a faster than average rate. Hospitals are the primary employer, although opportunities in other settings such as ambulatory and surgi-centers, endoscopy clinics, and physician offices are increasing.
Employment change: Employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, as the volume of surgeries increases.
The earnings of surgical technologists may vary, depending on their experience, skill level, and location. Visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more.
Location: Geographic location may be a factor in surgical technologist salaries. For the latest information on salaries and earnings, visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Surgical Technologist Resource Sites
Here are additional resources you can investigate to learn more:
Association of Surgical Technologists
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 200, Littleton, CO 80120
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
3 West Dry Creek Circle, Littleton, CO 80120
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