5 Jobs Working in Surgery Without Becoming a Surgeon

5 Jobs Working in Surgery Without Becoming a Surgeon

Want to work in a surgical setting, but aren’t interested in being the person behind the knife? Check out any of these 5 jobs working in surgery that won’t require you to become a surgeon first. 

Surgery Scheduler

As a surgery scheduler you will be in charge of answering phones, maintaining records, greeting patients, coordinating surgery procedures with the correct surgeons, and managing the overall surgery schedule for the healthcare facility.

According to PayScale, the average salary for a surgery scheduler is $35,453 per year, with a reported salary range pf $25,961 to $42,752.

Check out openings on Monster to find Surgery Scheduler jobs in your area.

Surgical Technician

A surgical technician gets to help take part in preparing the operating room, helping the physician prepare fur surgery, and stay in the room to assist and even anticipate the surgeon’s needs during a procedure. It’s a great job to get up close and personal with surgery, without actually performing it yourself.

According to PayScale, the average salary for a surgical technician is $38,224 per year, with a reported salary range of $27,328 to $54,366.

Check out openings on Monster to find Surgical Technician jobs in your area.

Surgical Assistant

Surgical assistants are responsible for prepping patients for the OR by examining them, updating their health records, and documenting any pertinent information in the office’s system. They might also help out during a procedure by sterilizing tools and performing other side-tasks.

According to PayScale, the average salary for a surgical assistant is $55,659 per year, with a reported salary range of $30,928 to $79,619.

Check out openings on Monster to find Surgical Assistant jobs in your area.

Operating Room Registered Nurse

An operating room RN is responsible for supervising the surgical technicians ans assistants during a procedure as well as tracking a patient’s vital signs while they are under the knife. They will also help out with recovery by informing the patient and their family about what to expect during the recovery process.

According to PayScale, the average salary for an operating room registered nurse is $60,249 per year, with a reported salary range of $46,561 to $88,598.

Check out openings on Monster to find Operating Room Registered Nurse jobs in your area.

Operating Room Nurse Manager

The operating room nurse manager oversees much of what the rest of the staff on this list are responsible for. They make sure sterilization processes, hygiene, and cleanliness guidelines are followed, that the scheduling process runs smoothly, rooms are always ready, and that the OR is always fully stocked.

According to PayScale, the average salary for an operating room nurse manager is $83,299 per year, with a reported salary range of $61,015 to $111,242.

Check out openings on Monster to find Operating Room Nurse Manager jobs in your area.