A Career in Surgical Technology

Surgical technologists are members of the surgical team trained to work closely with surgeons, registered nurses and other operating room personnel to prepare the operating room and assist in patient care before, during and after surgery.    

 The employment outlook for surgical technologists is excellent. Jobs will primarily be found in:

  • Hospital operating rooms, delivery rooms and emergency rooms
  • Outpatient care centers, especially ambulatory surgical facilities
  • Surgeon’s offices
  • X-ray and cardiac catheter lab facilities

On the Web

These web sites provide additional information on careers in surgical technology: 

Association of Surgical Technologists 
Association of Surgical Technologists Salary Map
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook