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Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeons’ assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.


SOC Code 29-2055 - Surgical Technologists is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 109,000 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $24.09 and average Annual Wage of $50,110.

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Occupation Examples

  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Operating Room Technician
  • OR Tech
  • Surgical First Assistant
  • Surgical Scrub Technologist
  • Surgical Technologist

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