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Endoscopy Technicians

Overview

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.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Realistic

Career Ladder
Senior Endoscopy Technician

Endoscopy Technician

Endoscopy Technician Trainee

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