Surgical technologists must have a strong commitment for the care and well-being of patients. They must be conscientious, orderly, and should be detail-oriented.
They should have a high degree of accuracy and precision in performing their duties. Surgical technologists must respond quickly. They need to know procedures well in order to have instruments ready for surgeons without having to be told. To cope with stressful circumstances, surgical technologists must have emotional stability, as well as the capacity for calm and reasoned judgment in an emergency. Tact, patience, and a sense of humor will also help them work well in a cooperative team effort.
Occupations can be adapted for workers with disabilities. Persons should contact their school or employment counselors, their state office of vocational rehabilitation, or their state department of labor to explore fully their individual needs and requirements as well as the requirements of the occupation.