On the Job
Endoscopy Technicians assist during endoscopic procedures. An endoscopy is a medical procedure where an instrument is inserted into the human body to examine a particular organ for disease or damage. Endoscopy Technicians sterilize equipment, make sure it is functioning properly, monitor patients' vital signs, and prepare rooms for procedures.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables.
- Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures.
- Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
- Collect biological specimens from patients.
- Prepare patient treatment areas for use.
- Attend educational events to update medical knowledge.
- Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Operate medical equipment.
- Clean medical equipment.
- Move patients to or from treatment areas.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Meeting strict deadlines.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.