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Surgical Technologists

Employment Prospects


Approximately 109,000 surgical technologists are employed in the United States. Most surgical technologists are employed in hospital operating and delivery rooms, clinics, and surgical centers. They also work in offices of physicians or dentists who perform outpatient surgery, hospital emergency departments, outpatient care centers, and central supply departments. Surgical technologists may also be employed directly by surgeons as private scrubs or as surgical first assistants. 

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