About the Program
A surgical technologist, also known as an operating room technician, principally works in the operating room conducting tasks that make the surgical environment clean and safe. He/She is usually part of a surgical team and typically supports any doctors, nurses, or medical personnel that are part of the operation. The surgical technologist jobs are often associated with some specialized practices. The majority of surgical technologist jobs are found in hospitals, work as a private technician, or teach other technologists as an instructor.
Where can your Surgical Technology degree take you?
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Surgeon’s Offices and Clinics
- Dental/Orthodontic Offices
- Veterinary Offices
- Medical Corporations as Equipment or Product Representative
- Traveling Surgical Technologist
Although there are many different genres of surgical technologist jobs, a few are quite common including scrub technologists, circulating surgical technologists, surgical first assistants, and private scrubs. These surgical technologist jobs vary according to their duties and the amount of experience or education they have received. The common denominator between each of these specialized jobs is that they all spend time in the operating room.