Surgical Technician

Caleb Lyons

What is a Surgical Technician?

So, you want to become a Surgical Technician? well, to begin with; a Surgical Technicians job is to prepare the the equipment or patients before an operation and the Surgical Technician must make sure all equipment is functional. A surgical Technician is also under the watchful eye of the surgeon.
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Minimum Education

In order to become a Surgical Technician one must knowledge. The schooling:

  • associate degree in Surgical Technology
  • High School diploma
  • 2 years of Community College

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Some of the Duties /Responsibilities of a Surgical Technician include:

  • Prepare the Operation Room
  • Sterilize equipment
  • Test and repair equipment if needed
  • Prepare patients for the operation
  • Work with the surgeon in the operation room
  • Stock operation room


Challenges of a Surgical Technician include:

  • The operation
  • Instructions
  • Make sure to do a thorough clean of all instruments to prevent surgery site infection
  • You are always watched by the main surgeon
  • Standing for long hours
  • hand tools quickly to the surgen
  • Must be able to stand blood and organs
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The total amount of money earned a year by a Surgical Technician is $20.84 an hour with a total of $43,350 a year.
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Growth Possibilities

The possibility for growth in this program from 2014-2036 is 15%
In my opinion i think that this career would fit me because I enjoy working with my hands. When I took biology I really enjoyed learning about all of the systems of the human body and learning about the diseases. Another reason that I feel I would be able to be a surgical Technician because I am always up for a challenge and want to learn more about human anatomy.