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More than 20 occupations have tasks related to the 1 task from your current occupation, Surgical Assistants.

  • Maintain an unobstructed operative field, using surgical retractors, sponges, or suctioning and irrigating equipment.
29-2031.00 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
  • Conduct tests of pulmonary system, using spirometer or other respiratory testing equipment.
  • Set up 24-hour Holter and event monitors, scan and interpret tapes, and report results to physicians.
29-1021.00 Dentists, General
  • Examine teeth, gums, and related tissues, using dental instruments, x-rays, or other diagnostic equipment, to evaluate dental health, diagnose diseases or abnormalities, and plan appropriate treatments.
  • Use dental air turbines, hand instruments, dental appliances, or surgical implements.
  • Remove diseased tissue, using surgical instruments.
29-2099.05 Ophthalmic Medical Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
  • Assess refractive condition of eyes, using retinoscope.
29-1212.00 Cardiologists
  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Conduct tests of the pulmonary system using a spirometer or other respiratory testing equipment.
29-2057.00 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Bright Outlook
  • Measure and record lens power, using lensometers.
  • Assess refractive conditions of eyes, using retinoscopes.
29-1128.00 Exercise Physiologists Bright Outlook
  • Conduct stress tests, using electrocardiograph (EKG) machines.
  • Measure oxygen consumption or lung functioning, using spirometers.
29-9093.00 Surgical Assistants Bright Outlook
  • Maintain an unobstructed operative field, using surgical retractors, sponges, or suctioning and irrigating equipment.
  • Clamp, ligate, or cauterize blood vessels to control bleeding during surgical entry, using hemostatic clamps, suture ligatures, or electrocautery equipment.
29-2035.00 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Connect physiological leads to physiological acquisition control (PAC) units.
29-1229.03 Urologists
  • Treat lower urinary tract dysfunctions using equipment such as diathermy machines, catheters, cystoscopes, or radium emanation tubes.
29-2099.01 Neurodiagnostic Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Set up, program, or record montages or electrical combinations when testing peripheral nerve, spinal cord, subcortical, or cortical responses.
29-1292.00 Dental Hygienists Bright Outlook
  • Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
29-1124.00 Radiation Therapists Bright Outlook
  • Administer prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts, using radiation therapy equipment according to established practices and standards.
29-1151.00 Nurse Anesthetists Bright Outlook
  • Insert peripheral or central intravenous catheters.
29-2092.00 Hearing Aid Specialists Bright Outlook
  • Perform basic screening procedures, such as pure tone screening, otoacoustic screening, immittance screening, and screening of ear canal status using otoscope.
29-2043.00 Paramedics Bright Outlook
  • Operate equipment, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), external defibrillators, or bag valve mask resuscitators, in advanced life support environments.
29-2055.00 Surgical Technologists Bright Outlook
  • Operate, assemble, adjust, or monitor sterilizers, lights, suction machines, or diagnostic equipment to ensure proper operation.
29-2053.00 Psychiatric Technicians Bright Outlook
  • Take and record measures of patients' physical condition, using devices such as thermometers or blood pressure gauges.
29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing
  • Determine clients' current lens prescriptions, when necessary, using lensometers or lens analyzers and clients' eyeglasses.
29-9091.00 Athletic Trainers Bright Outlook
  • Care for athletic injuries, using physical therapy equipment, techniques, or medication.
29-1127.00 Speech-Language Pathologists Bright Outlook
  • Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written or oral tests or special instruments.