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studentDemand for Surgical Technologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the next several years. Now's the time to sharpen your skills and join the team.

As a Surgical Technologist, you will learn to operate the operating room by setting up surgical instruments, equipment, sterile curtains and other equipment. You will wash, shave and disinfect patients; observe vital signs and check charts.

Although most Surgical Technologists work in hospitals, greater employment growth is predicted for physician-owned hospitals, surgeons' offices and clinics. "Private scrubs" are employed by surgeons with special surgical teams, such as those who work on organ transplants.  

Job titles include:

  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • Surgical Technician
  • Operating Room Technician


Following graduation, Surgical Technicians may be licensed by the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist.

Central Ohio employers include:

  • OSU Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital
  • Doctor's Hospital
  • St. Ann's Hospital
  • Grant Medical Center
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
  • Physician-owned hospitals and private clinics