With a projected growth rate of 29.9 percent from 2008 through 2018, the Surgical Tech occupation is expected to be Orange County’s 11th fastest-growing profession. When a patient is undergoing surgery, all the small details can make a huge difference. Things that surgical techs do on a daily basis includes helping to prevent infections, ensuring that the right equipment is available as needed during surgery, and helping to prevent medical errors. Surgical techs play a large role in ensuring safe and successful surgeries which is why this occupation has such a high projected growth rate through 2018.
Surgical tech training is a pivotal step in becoming a surgical technologist. Students will need to undergo many hours of hands-on training outside the classroom. After they graduate, surgical techs can obtain additional certification in order to become first assistants or circulators, who provide aid in exposure, controlling blood flow and preventing hemorrhaging.
Approximately 93,600 surgical technologists were employed nationally in 2010 according the statistics provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Don’t miss out and start taking classes at CNI College to start your career as a surgical technologist today!