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– Surgical Scrub Technician

What do surgical scrub technicians do?

Also called operating room technicians, they assist with operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery
  • Sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery
  • Ready patients for surgery, such as by washing and disinfecting incision sites
  • Help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies
  • Count supplies, such as surgical instruments, to ensure that no foreign objects are retained in patients
  • Maintain a sterile environment to prevent patient infection

Job Outlook:

Overall employment of surgical scrub technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.

More information: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm

Median Annual Pay

$23.22 | Hourly


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