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What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

Posted on: February 1, 2012

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If you’re looking for a job with good growth potential and the chance to work with surgeons, nurses and other health care team members, you can train today for a stable career in surgical technology.* Surgical technologists play an important role for people who must undergo surgery.

Your duties may include:

  • During surgical procedures, surgical technicians work with surgeons and surgeon’s assistants to make  sure that they have everything they need to perform the operation.
  • Technicians pass instruments/ equipment to either the surgeons.
  •  Surgical technicians may also be responsible for cutting sutures or holding retractors.

Classroom studies help prepare you for success on the job and include surgical technology, clinical rotation, diseases of the human body and more. Your skills can help make the difference in the well-being of patients. It can also be a great health care career niche where you work with other professional team members each day.


* The Surgical Technologist program may vary by campus location. Check with your campus representative for more information.

Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.


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