Surgical Technologists


Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Also called: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), Operating Room Technician (OR Tech), Surgical Technician, Surgical Technologist (Surgical Tech)

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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