Catheter Builder

Cut and shape rubber surgical tubing for medical use.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Catheter Builders do?

Cuts and shapes rubber surgical tubing for medical use: Seals one end of tubing with rubber plug and cuts sealed end to specified shape with knife. Fills tubing with water to aid curing process and ties off end. Lubricates shaped end when tubing dries, and pushes it into glass curing form. Holds vacuum hose over hole in end of form to draw tubing into curing form. Folds extending tied end of tubing down against outside of form, wraps it with tape, and covers hole in tube with cement to make tube airtight. Places form in rack for curing. Removes cement from hole after curing to allow air to enter and pulls tubing from form.


Should I be a Catheter Builder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bit Gatherer

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