Endoscopy Technicians


Overview

Endoscopy Technicians

Introduction

Endoscopy technicians assist doctors and nurses that perform endoscopy procedures. They prepare and maintain 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 nurs...

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Median Salary

$40,659

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree


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Experience

One to two years clinical experience


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

Conventional

Earnings

Earnings for endoscopy technicians vary based on their specific duties, their education and experience, and even the size of the facility and its location.

Endoscopy technicians earned median annual salaries of $40,659 in 2019, according to PayScale.com. Salaries ranged from $31,000 to $55,000 or more. 

Most full-time technicians receive benefits such as ...

Work Environment

Most endoscopy technicians work full-time hours in endoscopy or gastroenterology units of clinics or hospitals, or in the offices of gastroenterologists who perform endoscopy onsite. Hospitals operate 24/7 and endoscopy technicians may be required to work in shifts that are in the evenings or over weekends. They may also be "on call," which means they must be prepared to come into work when a l...

Outlook

O*NET Online, a career information Web site that is maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, predicts a "bright outlook" for endoscopy technicians. More people are living longer and as the aging population increases, the need for medical tests and procedures, such as endoscopy, will continue to grow. Experienced technicians will be in demand to help doctors and nurses prepare for and conduct...

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