Surgical Technologist at a Glance
Looking for a quick overview of the Surgical Technologist program? Take a look at Surgical Technologist at a Glance for a short summary of what a surgical technologist does and the degrees and certificates we offer.
What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?
Duties include preparing the OR for surgery; scrubbing, gowning and gloving; creating and maintaining the sterile field; passing instruments and supplies to the attending surgeon; care and handling of specimens; retracting the patient’s tissues; and assisting with wound closure.
America’s Career Infonet gives detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities and recommended education to become a surgical technologist and provides the following average salary and expected job growth statistics for surgical technologists in Texas:
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