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Endoscopy Technicians

Also called: Certified Endoscopy Technician, Chief Technician, Endoscopy Technician, Gastrointestinal Technician (GI Technician)

What they do:
Maintain a sterile field to provide support for physicians and nurses during endoscopy procedures. Prepare and maintain instruments and equipment. May obtain specimens.
On the job, you would:
  • Clean, disinfect, or calibrate scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer recommendations and facility standards.
  • Prepare suites or rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements.
  • Assist physicians or registered nurses in the conduct of endoscopic procedures.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology
  • Patient electronic medical record EMR software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$35,780
per year, on average
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