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Surgical Assistants

Assist surgeons during surgery.

Quick Facts


Median wages for the broader occupation, Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other, are $26.30 / hour.


On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer blood or other fluids intravenously.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
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Job Title Examples:

Certified First Assistant (CFA)
Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA)
Surgical Assistant-Certified (SA-C)

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