What does a surgical technologist do?

A surgical technologist (also called operating room technician) assists surgical teams before, during, and after surgery. Many have training and experience as nurses’ aides or licensed practical nurses.

What might a surgical technologist do in a workday?

How much does a surgical technologist earn?

How do I become a surgical technologist?

Students interested in surgical technologist careers should take challenging high school courses in science, math and English. Those interested in becoming medical assistants also should consider courses in secretarial skills, computer training, and bookkeeping. Most of these professions require certification, which includes completing educational requirements and passing an exam specific to the career.

Where else can I learn about becoming a surgical technologist?

Association of Surgical Technologists
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 200 / Littleton, CO 80120
tel:  (303) 694-9130 or (800) 637-7433 / web:

Educational Institutions in Virginia for Surgical Technologists: