Surgical technicians work in the operating room and assist other members of the surgical team. In order to become a surgical technician there are certain educational requirements that needs to be fulfilled.
A high school diploma is the main requirement to qualify for the certification program. In order to become eligible for surgical technician, job training from vocational schools and colleges is required. The training program lasts between 9 to 24 months.
In most of the states employers prefer surgical technicians having certification. Applicants can complete certification program through the National Board Of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting after graduation from CAAHEP accredited program.
Salary Of A Surgical Technician 2011:
The salary of surgical technician’s depends on qualification, training, certifications and experience the surgical technician has.
- Hourly Wages:
The minimum Salary of a Surgical Tech is $14.44 per hour, the maximum salary is $24.34 per hour and the average salary of surgical technician is $19.57 per hour.
- Annual Wages:
The minimum Salary of a Surgical Technician is $38,060 per year, the maximum salary is $56,220 per year and the average salary is $40,710 per year.
Time Require To Obtain Maximum Salary:
Gaining maximum salary depends on the maximum experience of surgical technician. The surgical technicians having 20 years of experience gains up to $56,220 per year and the technicians having 5 years of experience gains up to $38,060 per year.
What Does Surgical Technician Do?
Surgical technicians are also known as surgical technologists or operating room technicians. They work in the operating room and assist other members of the surgical team during an operation.
They usually work under the direction of senior members and registered nurses. The duty of surgical technician is to make the operating room ready and set up the equipments for conducting any surgical operation.
They work in hospitals, doctor’s offices and other health care centers where surgical operations and procedures are conducted. Before conducting a surgery their duty is to ensure that the equipments are working properly.