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Looking for a quick overview of the Surgical Technologist program? Take a look at
Surgical Technologist at a Glance.
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.
(sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor) provides the following average salary and expected job growth statistics for surgical technologists in Texas:
U.S. News and World Report's Money Careers lists surgical technologist among its best health care jobs through the next decade.
Local job prospects are even better. Surgical technologist is listed as a targeted occupation by Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas, projecting 1,500 job openings through 2017 at an average salary of $22.49 an hour, with local job growth at 37.5 percent.