Surgical Technologists:

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $42,740.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,278
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.32 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Customer Service
Resource Allocation
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Perform minor surgery
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Position patients for treatment or examination
Perform emergency medical procedures
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment

Performing General Physical Activities

Transport ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Lift ill, injured, incapacitated, or disabled individuals
Maintain sterile conditions for operations or other medical procedures
Clean medical equipment or facilities
Apply appropriate physical restraint

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare surgical supplies or equipment
Prepare sterile solutions, infusions, or intravenous packs
Don/Doff medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Sterile Procedures / Techniques
Surgical Instruments
Patient Transportation and Transfer
Patient Positioning
Operating Room Experience
Acute Care

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