Career Outlook for Surgical Technologists

Also known as:  Certified Surgical Technologist, Operating Room Technician, OR Tech, Surgical First Assistant, Surgical Scrub Technologist, Surgical Technologist
The overall job outlook for Surgical Technologist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 12.13 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.02 percent per year. Demand for Surgical Technologists is expected to go up, with an expected 22,440 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.04 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Surgical Technologists in the following states
California 9,110
Texas 8,650
Florida 6,360
New York 4,800
Tennessee 3,680
Ohio 3,470
Pennsylvania 3,260
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Surgical Technologists
Wyoming 120
Alaska 140
Vermont 140
North Dakota 240
Rhode Island 270
Hawaii 280
Montana 300
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