• Surgical Technologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 43,300
    $33,400 range bar $58,200
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.

What do they typically do

  • Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
  • Count supplies such as sponges and instruments to maintain a sterile environment
  • Scrub arms and hands and assist the surgical team to scrub and put on gloves, masks, and surgical clothing
  • Prepare, care for, and dispose of tissue specimens taken for laboratory analysis
  • Prepare patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
  • Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures
  • Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery

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Job Growth +0.9%
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