Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.
- Education Requirements: associate’s degree
- Soft Skills: detail oriented, dexterity and integrity
- Average annual salary: $45,200
- 3 in state schools: Concord Career College (Portland, OR), Mt. Hood Community College (Gresham, OR), Linn Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
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