Surgical Technologists (29-2055)
Occupation description: 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 surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
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Employment and Job Openings  (click here for the 10-year forecast)
|Employment||Average annual openings|
|2018 estimate||2028 projection||Percent change||Labor force exits||Occupation transfers||Total|
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|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||30.25||20.85||25.97||30.89||36.04||38.97|
|Balance of State||31.61||25.90||28.08||31.51||35.84||38.37|