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Surgical Technologists

in Massachusetts

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Occupation Projection for Surgical Technologists

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
292055  Surgical Technologists 3,094 3,355 261 8.44 % 105 143 26 274 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Surgical Technologists Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Hospitals    2,280  74 % 2,430  72 % 150  7 % $54,560
Ambulatory Health Care Services    770  25 % 880  26 % 110  13 % $54,460
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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