• Surgical Technologists
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 49,220
    $37,540 range bar $61,210
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Surgical Technologists help with surgical operations. Sometimes called operating room technicians, they prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and first assistants during surgeries.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
  • Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery
  • Ready patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
  • Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
  • Count supplies, such as surgical instruments, to ensure that no foreign objects are retained in patients
  • Maintain a sterile environment to prevent patient infection

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Job Growth +0.9%
Job Openings 320

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