Get Into the Action of an Operating Room as a Surgical Technologist

One of the best assets of pursuing a career in the healthcare industry is that there are so many avenues one can pursue. If hands-on work in a surgical room suits your interest, then you may consider learning more about degree opportunities as a surgical technologist.

Job Duties

Surgical technologists are an invaluable member of an operating room team. In this role, you assist with surgical procedures and work directly with physicians As a surgical technician, you will work directly with physicians to create a smooth procedure, while consoling comfort the patient. As a graduate in this field, you'll have many responsibilities when it comes to preparing for procedures, organizing surgical tools and handling certain equipment. During sensitive surgeries, you may be responsible for monitoring vital signs and updating staff regarding any changes in a patient's behavior.

How do you Become a Surgical Technologist?

Becoming a surgical technologist takes less time than you may assume - in fact, in just two years, you could be well on your way to a promising profession by obtaining a Surgical Technologist Associate's degree.

Next Steps

If you've always loved the rewarding and thrilling nature of the medical profession, this may be perfect way to get your foot in the door. Find a college that prepares you for your career by providing hands-on learning in fully-equipped and industry-standard surgical suites. Additionally, you'll want to search for a college that has in-depth curriculum that prepares you for the  CST National certification exam.

This piece of ad content was created by Rasmussen College to support its educational programs. Rasmussen College may not prepare students for all positions featured within this content. Please visit for a list of programs offered. External links provided on are for reference only. Rasmussen College does not guarantee, approve, control, or specifically endorse the information or products available on websites linked to, and is not endorsed by website owners, authors and/or organizations referenced. Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation.

Receive Personalized Information Today

  • Personalized financial aid
  • Customized support services
  • Detailed program plan
  • Attend a no-obiligation Nursing Information Session
  • Meet the Dean of Nursing
  • Enrollment application
  • Personalized financial aid
  • Career path guidance

How may we contact you?

Please complete all fields

What would you like to study?

The program you have selected is not available in your area. Please select another program of interest.

By requesting information, I authorize Rasmussen College to contact me by email, phone or text message at the number provided.

Share Your Story Ideas
Our campuses and online community have stories to tell and we want to hear them! Did your campus raise the most money in the community for an organization? Do you have online study tips for other students? Would you like to share a personal success story about overcoming an obstacle while earning your degree?
To have your story idea considered:
  • You must be a faculty member, current student or graduate
  • Story ideas must be regarding Rasmussen College or an inspiring story about a student at Rasmussen College
  • Your submission must be original and may not have been published elsewhere online already
Please Note: Your story idea may be featured on the Rasmussen College News Beat or on one of our social networks. A member of our news team will contact you should we move forward with a blog post.
Feel free to suggest an idea for a blog post to be featured on the Rasmussen College News Beat by filling out the form below:

First Name: (required)

Last Name: (required)

Email Address: (required)

Phone Number: (required)

500 characters or less


Your Story Idea Has Been Submitted

Thank you for sending us a story idea! We’re reviewing submissions and may contact you soon to learn more about your story. In the meantime, make sure to check out our current blogs to see what’s happening on campus.