How to Hire a Surgical Technician

Does your growing business need a surgical technician? Surgical Technicians can you help your company offer better care.

Here are some tips to help you find great surgical technician candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Surgical Technicians search for Jobs on Indeed*

159,489

job seekers clicked on surgical technician specialist jobs

33,420

resumes from job seekers with surgical technician experience on Indeed

12,479

surgical technician jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $23.79 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.55$49.00 hourly
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Common
$7.55
$49.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Surgical Technician?

A great surgical technician hire can help your business increase the success rate of any procedure and help retain surgeons. A great technician will help ease patient nerves and create a great surgery environment.

• Perform surgeries more efficiently
• Provide quality medical care
• Follow the correct safety procedures

Skills to look for in a great Surgical Technician

A great surgical technician candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Ensure equipment is maintained and sterilized
• Certificate or associate’s degree in surgical technology
• Great listening ability
• Well Organized
• Communication with team members
• Attention to Detail

Writing a Surgical Technician job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified surgical technician candidates. A surgical technician job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for surgical technician jobs, such as:

• Surgical Technologist
• Certified Surgical Technologist
• Lead Surgical Technician

Interviewing Surgical Technician candidates

Strong candidates for surgical technician positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Keeping calm in tough situations
• Driven to provide the best care
• Medical procedure knowledge

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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