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Surgical Technologist

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Associate's degree

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Skills Needed

Basic Skills

The following skills are important for this career:

These skills are necessary but not as important:

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Transferable Skills

Here's a list of skills used in this career that are also used in other careers.

High level of skill required

  • Giving injections, drugs, and other medications
  • Providing health care support services
  • Using medical or dental instruments to treat patients
  • Working as a member of a health services team

Medium level of skill required

  • Collecting and recording medical information
  • Treating physical or mental problems

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Workplace Skills

Workplace skills are practiced activities that help people become successful in all kinds of careers. Here's a list of the workplace skills that are used in this career.

High level of skill required

Medium level of skill required

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Improve Your Skills

Skills are wonderful because you can always improve them! All it takes is a little hard work and motivation.

So if you see that a career requires more skill than you currently have, don't worry – it's always possible to learn more skills.


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