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All About Endoscopy Technicians

Job Description: Maintain a sterile field to provide support for physicians and nurses during endoscopy procedures. Prepare and maintain instruments and equipment. May obtain specimens.

A Day in the Life of an Endoscopy Technician

  • Collect specimens from patients using standard medical procedures.
  • Maintain inventories of endoscopic equipment and supplies.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in endoscopy.
  • Perform safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
  • Prepare suites or rooms according to endoscopic procedure requirements.
  • Position or transport patients in accordance with instructions from medical personnel.

Things an Endoscopy Technician Should Know How to Do

Endoscopy Technicians state the following job skills are important in their day-to-day work.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Other Endoscopy Technician Job Titles

  • Endoscope Technician
  • Endoscopic Technician
  • Gastrointestinal Technician (GI Technician)
  • Certified Flexible Endoscopy Reprocessor
  • Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER)

Job Demand for Endoscopy Technicians

There were about 97,300 jobs for Endoscopy Technician in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 11.7% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 11,400 new jobs for Endoscopy Technician by 2026. There will be an estimated 13,700 positions for Endoscopy Technician per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Endoscopy Technician are Utah, Alaska, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Connecticut, Oklahoma, or Kansas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Endoscopy Technicians Salary

The salary for Endoscopy Technicians ranges between about $23,210 and $56,230 a year.

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Endoscopy Technicians who work in Delaware, District of Columbia, or Alaska, make the highest salaries.

How much do Endoscopy Technicians make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $31,290
Alaska $45,830
Arizona $41,210
Arkansas $39,150
California $44,820
Colorado $33,600
Connecticut $38,750
Delaware $50,820
District of Columbia $51,830
Florida $38,690
Georgia $41,430
Hawaii $37,540
Idaho $34,930
Illinois $41,230
Indiana $34,240
Iowa $38,420
Kansas $38,900
Kentucky $38,570
Louisiana $29,380
Maine $34,580
Maryland $39,820
Massachusetts $40,690
Michigan $30,980
Minnesota $36,390
Mississippi $37,330
Missouri $42,800
Montana $35,200
Nebraska $38,470
Nevada $43,110
New Hampshire $32,410
New Jersey $36,540
New Mexico $39,210
New York $37,380
North Carolina $34,080
North Dakota $37,830
Ohio $38,330
Oklahoma $40,710
Oregon $41,890
Pennsylvania $41,530
Rhode Island $37,320
South Carolina $42,860
South Dakota $42,730
Tennessee $35,030
Texas $42,640
Utah $37,720
Vermont $41,660
Virginia $41,860
Washington $44,230
West Virginia $43,770
Wisconsin $35,100
Wyoming $40,530

Tools & Technologies Used by Endoscopy Technicians

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Endoscopy Technicians:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Email software
  • MEDITECH software
  • Scheduling software
  • Patient electronic medical record EMR software

Becoming an Endoscopy Technician

Individuals working as an Endoscopy Technician have obtained the following education levels:

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What work experience do I need to become an Endoscopy Technician?

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Where Endoscopy Technicians Work

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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