Surgical Technologist

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Length of Education: 
1 year
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Surgical technologists, or surgical techs, are an important part of a surgical team. They are responsible for ensuring an operating room and equipment is sterile and ready for surgery.

Additionally, surgical techs are responsible for organizing and passing instruments to surgeons and assistants as well as counting surgical equipment after the operation. They also prepare patients for surgery by cleaning, preparing, and disinfecting the surgical site.