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Surgical Technology as a Career

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
  • Surgi-centers

Job Outlook

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.

Earnings/Salary Data

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
http://www.ast.org

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
3 West Dry Creek Circle, Littleton, CO 80120
http://nbstsa.org/ 

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