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Surgical Technologists

Prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and nurses during surgery.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$36.06 / hour    Read more about wages


Above statewide average
Growth rate:  8.7%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery.
  • Maintain sterile operative fields.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
Operating Room Surgical Technician (OR St)
Surgical Technician

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