There are currently an estimated 127,800 surgical assistants in the United States. The surgical assistant job market is expected to grow by 19.6% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are surgical assistants?
CareerExplorer rates surgical assistants with a B employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 28,400 surgical assistants. That number is based on 25,100 additional surgical assistants, and the retirement of 3,300 existing surgical assistants.
What’s the supply of surgical assistants?
The surgical assistant industry is concentrated in California, Florida, Texas
Surgical Assistant job market by state
|State Name||Employed Surgical Assistants|
|District of Columbia||450|