Endoscopy Technicians

Maintain a sterile field to provide support for physicians and nurses during endoscopy procedures. Prepare and maintain instruments and equipment. May obtain specimens.

Median Annual Wage: $34,620

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (38%); Post-secondary certificate (29%); Some college, no degree (17%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Endoscopy Technician

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Endoscopy Technicians.

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  • Perform safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
  • Maintain or repair endoscopic equipment.
  • Collect specimens from patients using standard medical procedures.
  • Assist physicians or registered nurses in the conduct of endoscopic procedures.
  • Place devices, such as blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeter sensors, nasal cannulas, surgical cautery pads, and cardiac monitoring electrodes, on patients to monitor vital signs.
  • Prepare suites or rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements.
  • Conduct in-service training sessions to disseminate information regarding equipment or instruments.
  • Attend in-service training to validate or refresh basic professional skills.
  • Position or transport patients in accordance with instructions from medical personnel.
  • Maintain inventories of endoscopic equipment and supplies.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in endoscopy.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Endoscopy Technicians.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Endoscopy Technicians.

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