How much do surgical techs make an hour compared to medical assistants in ohio?
In Ohio the median annual income for surgical techs is just under $40,000 (roughly $19/hr). For medical assistants, the number is just under $30,000 (roughly $14/hr).
Responsibilities of a surgical technologist include preparation and maintenance of surgical equipment as well as pre-op patient preparation. A surgical tech usually reports to an RN and must be certified by an accredited surgical tech program.
A medical assistant will have more administrative duties than a surgical tech. They may also be required to document a patient’s vital signs as well as interviewing a patient and drawing blood. A medical assistant is also responsible for preparation of examination rooms. This position requires certification through an accredited program.