Surgical technologists are also referred to as surgery technicians, surgical techs, surg techs, and scrub techs/technologists. Surgical techs are qualified to prepare the surgical environment and function as a member of either the sterile or non-sterile team during surgical procedures. During surgery, technologists pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgeon assistants while simultaneously monitoring and maintaining a high level of sterility throughout the procedure.
Entry-level surgical careers include surgical technologist in a hospital operating room or outpatient facility, central supply staff, sterile supply staff, veterinarian surgical assistant and obstetric assistant.
Students interested in further surgical technologist career information can read about the role of a surgical technician and how it continues to be a growing career.