The Surgical Technologist plays a vital role as a member of the Health Care team in the Operating Room (OR).
Possible Job Titles
Your job title might be:
- Surgical technologist
- Surgical technician
- Operating room technician
- Surgical first assistant
The Professional Setting
As a surgical technologist, you might work in:
- General medical and surgical hospitals
- Outpaitent Care Centers
- Physician's offices
- Dentist's offices
- Specialty hospitals
- Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
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 outpatient care centers, ambulatory surgical centers, physician and dentist offices are increasing.
Employment change: Employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, as the volume of surgeries increases with advances in medical technology.
The earnings of surgical technologists may vary, depending on 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.
Additional Resource Sites
Here are additional surgical technologist resources you can investigate to learn more:
Association of Surgical Technologists
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting