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Working As A Surgical Assistant

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • $40,800

    Average Salary

What Does A Surgical Assistant Do

A Surgical Assistant provides assistance during an operation by performing a wide range of crucial tasks. They cover patients with surgical drapes to create and maintain a sterile operative field and adjust and maintain operating room parameters according to the surgeon's specifications.

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Surgical Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

79.6%

Male

18.8%

Unknown

1.6%
Ethnicity

White

78.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.6%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.0%

Russian

3.8%

Polish

3.8%

Arabic

3.8%

French

3.1%

Italian

3.1%

Chinese

3.1%

Urdu

3.1%

Hindi

2.3%

German

2.3%

Vietnamese

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Ukrainian

1.5%

Turkish

1.5%

Thai

1.5%

Gujarati

0.8%

Khmer

0.8%

Hungarian

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%

Carrier

0.8%
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Surgical Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

9.6%

George Mason University

6.8%

Palm Beach State College

6.2%

Everest Institute

4.5%

William Rainey Harper College

4.5%

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting

4.5%

Anne Arundel Community College

4.5%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.5%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4.5%

New Hampshire Technical Institute

4.0%

The Academy

4.0%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.0%

University of Kentucky

4.0%

Hinds Community College

3.4%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.4%

Itawamba Community College

3.4%

Madisonville Community College

3.4%

West Virginia University

3.4%

Kaplan University

3.4%
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Majors

Nursing

16.3%

Dental Assisting

14.8%

Medical Assisting Services

10.5%

Medical Technician

10.3%

Business

8.5%

Health Care Administration

4.8%

Biology

4.4%

Psychology

4.3%

Medicine

3.7%

General Studies

3.6%

Physician Assistant

2.7%

Nuclear And Industrial Radiologic Technologies

2.5%

Health Sciences And Services

2.2%

Education

2.0%

Nursing Assistants

2.0%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.6%

Advanced Dentistry And Oral Sciences

1.6%

Criminal Justice

1.6%

Public Health

1.3%

Dentistry

1.3%
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Degrees

Other

36.0%

Bachelors

21.3%

Associate

16.9%

Certificate

10.3%

Masters

8.4%

Diploma

3.0%

Doctorate

2.9%

License

1.1%
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Real Surgical Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical and Health Manager of Surgical Assistants at TWH Prestige Surgical Assistants LLC Houston, TX Sep 27, 2016 $90,000
Surgical Assistant Outreach Eyecare, Pa Houston, TX Sep 01, 2012 $88,000
Surgical Assistant American Surgical Assistants, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 04, 2011 $83,000
Surgical Assistant Mustapha Kibirige Md Pa Houston, TX Sep 01, 2012 $80,000
Surgical Assistant Health & Beauty Cosmetic Surgery, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL Oct 01, 2011 $70,500
Podiatrist Surgical Assistant Financial District Foot & Ankle Center San Francisco, CA Jan 22, 2010 $67,994
Orthopedic Surgical Assistant Masson Medical, LP Houston, TX Sep 11, 2013 $66,241
Surgical Assistant Universal Surgical Assistants, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Nov 08, 2016 $60,000
Orthopedic Surgical Assistant Roc Orthopedic Training Institute Houston, TX Sep 09, 2015 $57,766
Senior Surgical Assistant Houston Surgical Assistant Services, Inc. Houston, TX Jan 25, 2016 $54,371
Senior Surgical Assistant Houston Surgical Assistant Services, Inc. Houston, TX Jul 20, 2015 $54,371
Surgical Assistant Civista La Plata, MD Mar 09, 2015 $54,350
Orthopedic Veterinary Surgical Asst. Village Veterinary Jupiter, FL Oct 18, 2007 $53,726 -
$58,864
Surgical Assistant Universal Surgical Assistants, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Sep 20, 2016 $50,000
Surgical Assistant Universal Surgical Assistants, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Sep 29, 2016 $50,000
Surgical Assistant Universal Surgical Assistants, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Sep 17, 2015 $50,000
Surgical Assistant Tartell & Mandel Md LLC Hollywood, FL Oct 01, 2012 $50,000
Surgical Assistant South Florida Sinus & Allergy Center Hollywood, FL Oct 01, 2012 $50,000
Surgical Assistant Mohammad Kamran, Md Anniston, AL Oct 01, 2010 $50,000

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Top Skills for A Surgical Assistant

OralSurgeryProceduresSurgicalProceduresGeneralAnesthesiaPatientCareInsuranceVerificationVitalSignsPre-OpMedicalHistoryPost-OpInstructionsSurgicalInstrumentsOshaDentalImplantsSutureRemovalBiopsyBoneGraftsSchedulingAppointmentsSinusLiftsFrontDeskBloodPressureInfectionControl

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Top Surgical Assistant Skills

  1. Oral Surgery Procedures
  2. Surgical Procedures
  3. General Anesthesia
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Greeted and prepared patients for consultations and oral surgery procedures.
  • Assisted several prominent local surgeons on a variety of surgical procedures.
  • prepared medications for general anesthesia procedures
  • Monitored patients during sedation, delivered exceptional patient care, and instructions for discharge.
  • Assisted in patient insurance verification.

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