Re: Surgical Tech income
I've been a Tech for about 4 years now ....... and I just quit.
I realized that no matter how hard I work, or how efficient, proficient, precise, I become I'm always going to make the same amount of money, and the docs and nurses get the pats on the back.
I was making a little over 20 bucks an hour. Seasoned Techs are grossly underpaid for the amount of money made by others in the O.R. think about it.
Any given day we can scrub five different disciplines, i.e. general, ortho, vascular, plastics, gyn, etc. etc. Name any other industry were an individual has this type of skill, and their making at least 60K a year. Don't kid yourself we do more then just stay sterile and pass instruments.