surgical technology as a career

there are many forms your surgical technology career can take. there are many job titles you could earn. you could work as one of the following:

    • surgical technologist
    • surgical technician
    • scrub or operating room technician
    • assistant circulator

professional settings

as a surgical technologist work in some different healthcare setting. a surgical technology career might have you working in:

    • surgical units
    • specialty hospitals
    • general medical and surgical hospitals
    • physician offices
    • endoscopy units
    • surgi-centers

employment outlook

each year the u.s. department of labor releases data on the estimated change in demand for a variety of careers. if you want to know about future projections for job growth among surgical technologists, a useful resource is the u.s. department of labor’s occupational outlook handbook.

surgical technologists are in demand, and the need for them is growing at a faster than average rate. hospitals are the primary employer, although opportunities in other settings such as ambulatory and surgi-centers, endoscopy clinics, and physician offices are increasing. employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, as the volume of surgeries increases.

earnings/salary for a surgical technology career

the earnings of surgical technologists may vary, depending on their experience, skill level, and location. the geographic location may be a factor in surgical technologist salaries. for the latest information on salaries and earnings, visit the us bureau of labor statistics.

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