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02-Apr. 2012

A Career as a Surgical Technician

Becoming a surgical technician is considered to be an outstanding career choice these days.  Health related careers are still doing very well in terms of openings and career stability.  Anyone who trains to be a surgical technician should find themselves in a very good position.

Surgical technicians assist in all manner of operating room procedures.  They set up the surgical suite with the appropriate equipment and instruments.  They work as part of the surgical team to ensure an efficient, safe and effective surgical process.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics  has a very positive outlookfor the surgical technician career:

Employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities will be best for technologists who are certified.

Employment change. Employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow 24 percent between 2006 and 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations, as the volume of surgeries increases. The number of surgical procedures is expected to rise as the population grows and ages. Older people, including the baby boom generation, who generally require more surgical procedures, will account for a larger portion of the general population. In addition, technological advances, such as fiber optics and laser technology, will permit an increasing number of new surgical procedures to be performed and also will allow surgical technologists to assist with a greater number of procedures.

Hospitals will continue to be the primary employer of surgical technologists, although much faster employment growth is expected in offices of physicians and in outpatient care centers, including ambulatory surgical centers.

Here are a few web sites that will provide you more information about this outstanding health field career:

·         Techconnect

·         Association of Surgical Technologists

·         American Academy of Physicians Assistants

·         ASA

·         YourSurgery.Com

·         Or-Live.Com

·         Medscape

·         Regent Medical

The sites above are just a starting point for you.  It is important to do as much research as possible  while making a career choice.  We are dedicated to helping you get on the right path by putting you in touch with some great schools.

The number of outpatient surgical centers is rising around the country.  These “day surgery” facilities can provide an excellent level of service at a lower cost than their hospital based counter-parts.

This means that opportunities will continue to grow for those who are trained to be a surgical technician.  Get started today by asking for school information from one of our surgical technician schools.


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