National Surgical Technologist Week is Sept. 15-21, 2019.
During World War II, the need for perioperative personnel was overwhelming. The role of the surgical technologist was born and evolved into a separate allied health field. Surgical technologists serve as an integral part of the surgical team and work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures and care to patients.
Today, surgical technologists are working in one of the fastest growing professions in the country. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the surgical technology profession will grow faster than the average of all other occupations through the next few years, and it is anticipated that the volume of surgery will increase exponentially due to the expanding senior population.