Certified Surgical Technologists


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Certified Surgical Technologists

Certified Surgical Technologists - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About seven out of ten surgical technologists work in public or private hospitals.

Major employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Doctors' offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Dentists' offices

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will be very strong. The number of surgeries performed each year is expected to increase. This increase will be due in part to a growing and aging population. Older people generally require more surgical procedures. In addition, advances in technology will make new surgical procedures available.

Hospitals will continue to be the largest employer of surgical technologists. However, the fastest employment growth is expected in doctors' offices and out-patient centers. Job prospects are best for those who complete an accredited program.

Surgical Technologists (CIS 100203)

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Illinois
2,880
Medium
&
0.6%
5.8%
>>>>
224
Moderate
  Champaign Area
57
Medium
&
1.8%
7.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
58
Medium
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Cook County
1,385
Medium
&
-0.1%
5.6%
>>>>
106
Moderate
  Decatur Area
38
Medium
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
102
Small
&
2.0%
9.7%
>>>>
8
Few
  Du Page County
208
Small
&
0.0%
5.4%
>>>>
16
Few
  Edwardsville Area
47
Small
&
0.0%
5.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
22
Small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
58
Medium
&
0.0%
5.2%
>>>>
5
Few
  Lake County
120
Small
&
1.7%
8.6%
>>>>
9
Few
  McHenry County
33
Small
&
-3.0%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
66
Medium
&
-1.5%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
52
Small
&
1.9%
3.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
159
Medium
&
0.6%
7.3%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
41
Small
&
7.3%
4.3%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
37
Small
&
0.0%
5.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Rockford Area
96
Medium
&
1.0%
7.6%
>>>>
7
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
30
Medium
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
95
Medium
&
1.1%
4.7%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
75
Medium
&
0.0%
6.4%
>>>>
5
Few
  Vermilion County
24
Medium
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
66
Small
&
3.0%
9.1%
>>>>
5
Few
United States
111,300
Medium
&
6.8%
3.7%
>>>>
9,300
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.