A Surgical Technician in Idaho will prep the patient prior to surgery, ready the operating room for the surgery by preparing drapes, instruments and equipment, during surgery they watch vital signs, hand instrument to the surgeon, and any other assistance asked of them, after surgery they will help transport the patient to recovery, and restock surgical supplies following sterile procedures.
Surgical Technologists assist before, during and after surgery in the operating room under the supervision of surgeons and registered nurses. Surgical Technologists, sometimes more commonly referred to as Scrubs, are needed to assist in doctor, dentist, and ophthalmologist offices and in birthing centers, as well as during hospital surgeries. The demand for certified Surgical Technologists rises each year opening a field for new graduates to feel confident of the chance to find a job.
Surgical Technicians in Idaho can expect to make an average of $39,680 per year. Also entry level jobs will be lower pay than after you have several years experience. There is also greater pay for those entering into a specialty team. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)
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