There’s a place for you in today’s high-tech operating rooms. Train for your career as a Surgical Technologist.
Career Type Key Facts
Salary Range Potential:
$75,000 – 120,000+ /YEAR
ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION
DEXTERITY, ANALYTICAL THINKING, MATHEMATICS, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, COMMUNICATION, PROBLEM SOLVING
Types of Employers:
HOSPITALS, SURGICAL CENTERS, PHYSICIAN OFFICES
Surgical Technologists are an important part the surgical team. In the operating room, Surgical Technologists assist surgeons with instruments and equipment, as well as maintaining a sterile field. They may also help surgeons with cutting sutures, retraction of tissues and operating surgical equipment. The job requires working with a high level of speed, accuracy, skill and concentration.
Surgical Technologists work in hospital, surgical centers and physician offices, which means there are job opportunities across the country. Employment is expected to increase in the future as baby boomers age and require more surgical procedures.
Employers require an associate degree and a certification. Several Mississippi community colleges offer Surgical Technology programs.
East Central CC (AAS, C)
East MS CC
Janan Rush, CST
Hinds CC (AAS, C)
Holmes CC (AAS, C)
Itawamba CC (AAS, C)
Meridian CC (C)
Mecklin Soules, CST
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (C)
Northwest MS CC
Pearl River CC (AAS, C)
Surgical Technologist $75,000 – 120,0000%
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