Surgical Technologist

Also called: Operating Room Technician (OR Tech), Surgical Technician

Job Outlook in Vermont
High Demand 

What you might do
Surgical Technologists help set up the operating room and get patients ready for surgery.  During surgery, they may hand tools to surgeons, cut sutures, and help manage equipment.

Where you might work
Hospital, doctor’s office.

Related Links
My Next Move: Surgical Technologists
O*Net Online: Surgical Technologists
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Surgical Assistants and Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists (AST)

Education Required
Most Surgical Technologists hold a non-degree certificate or an associate’s degree (2 years).


Where to Study

For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

Northern Vermont AHEC

Southern Vermont AHEC