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Surgical Technologists


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

Surgical Technologists are also called operating room assistants. They work under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or others. They may help set up the operating room, prepare patients for procedures, adjust lighting, and pass instruments to surgeons. Unlike Surgical Assistants, they do not usually participate in surgical procedures.

Wages $30.05 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training Associate's degree is needed for entry.
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