Endoscopy Technicians

Endoscopic Technicians with Patient

Endoscopy technicians assist doctors and nurses that perform endoscopy procedures. They are responsible for preparing and maintaining the instruments and equipment used in endoscopy. They clean, disinfect, and calibrate endoscopy instruments and scopes according the standards of the facility. Technicians also collect specimens from patients prior to procedures. They are employed in clinics or hospitals that have endoscopy or gastroenterology units. They also work in gastroenterologists' offices where endoscopy procedures are performed, and some work in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. There are approximately 97,300 health care support workers employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Assist physicians in performing endoscopy procedures; monitor patients during endoscopies; clean and maintain endoscopy equipment and facilities
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Health
Experience One to two years clinical experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Realistic
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Endoscopy Technician
  • Endoscopy Technician
  • Endoscopy Technician Trainee

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