Surgical technologists assist surgeons and registered nurses as part of the operating room team. If you want to work in this occupation you must complete a formal program that consists of a combination of classroom instruction and clinical training. Programs range in length from nine to 12 months.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, surgical technologists have a bright future. Job growth in this field will be much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition).
If you are considering a career as a surgical technologist, you need to learn more about this occupation. Read Surgical Technologist: Career Information to get some basic details, including information about earnings, job outlook and advancement opportunities.
To learn even more, try to arrange an interview with a surgical technologist. If you don't know one, perhaps someone in your network does. Take the Surgical Technologist Quiz to find out if this career choice is right for you.
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