U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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29-2055 Surgical Technologists
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.
Illustrative examples: Surgical Scrub Technologist,
Operating Room (OR) Tech,
Certified Surgical Technologist
Broad Occupation: 29-2050 Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians
Minor Group: 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010