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Surgical Technologist at a Glance

Looking for a quick overview of the Surgical Technologist program? Take a look at Surgical Technologist at a Glance.

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.  

photo of a student in the labAmerica’s Career Infonet provides the following average salary and expected job growth statistics for surgical technologists in Texas:

Job Median Hourly Rate Median Annual Salary Projected Job Growth Through 2022
Surgical technologist $20.74 $43,100 +39%