Surgical Assistants

5.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
18%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
10.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$51,840
or $24.92 hourly
VOLUME
76,670
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 18% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Surgical Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 10.5% by 2030
'Surgical Assistants' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Surgical Assistants' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Surgical Assistants' was $51,840, or $24.92 hourly
'Surgical Assistants' are paid 23.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 76,670 people employed as Surgical Assistants.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons. May, in accordance with state laws, help surgeons to make incisions and close surgical sites, manipulate or remove tissues, implant surgical devices or drains, suction the surgical site, place catheters, clamp or cauterize vessels or tissue, and apply dressings to surgical site.

SOC Code: 29-9093.00

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