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Title: Surgical technologist

Definition: Surgical technologists or operating room (OR) technicians, work alongside surgeons, surgical assistants, nurses and anesthesiologists during medical procedures. Assist surgeons and other medical professionals in hospital operating rooms and similar environments. They prepare patients, rooms and equipment for pending surgical procedures and assist during those procedures as part of a team of operating room professionals.

Definition (More Info): Study.com – Surgical Technician

Education Program: Program not available in Newfoundland & Labrador.

First Credential: Range from certificate to associates degree

Salary Range: PayScale (Canada) (Sept 2015):
Range: $49,019 - $83,760. Median: $29/hr.

Salary (More Info): PayScale: Surgical Technologist

Related Specialties: Surgical technician, Surgical technologist, Operating room (OR) technician

Professional Associations: Association of Surgical Technologists (AST); National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting

Other Resources: How to Become a Surgical Technologist ; Explore Health Careers.org – Surgical Technologist

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