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Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 40% chance of automation.
What do you think the risk of automation is?
What is the likelihood that Surgical Technologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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Sentiment over time (yearly)
The number of 'Surgical Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 5.9% by 2032
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Surgical Technologists' was $55,960, or $26 per hour
'Surgical Technologists' were paid 20.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 107,400 people employed as 'Surgical Technologists' within the United States.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Surgical Technologists'.
Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
SOC Code: 29-2055.00
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