Salary Range Potential:
Community College and Certification
Dexterity, Analytical thinking, Attention to detail, Communication, Problem solving
Types of Employers:
Hospitals, Surgical Centers, Physicians' Offices
Surgical Technicians are an important part the surgical team. In the operating room, Surgical Technician 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. Employment is expected to increase in the future as baby boomers age and require more surgical procedures.
Surgical Technician- $85,0000%
Cashier - $20,8800%
Waitress/Waiter - $20,7700%
Fast Food Workers - $20,7700%
Security Guard - $26,1700%
Private Sector - $41,6000%
Surgical Technology is an instructional program that prepares an individual to serve as a member of a surgical team. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology will be awarded to the successful graduate of the 24 month program and graduates of the 12 month program will be awarded the Certificate of Surgical Technology. Qualified graduates may apply to the Association of Surgical Technologies for the National Certifying Examination and become a Certified Surgical Technologist.
Length of Program:2 years
Summary of Program Requirements: