16 hours per week
Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, work alongside surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals during a surgical operation. You’ll make good money working in a fast-paced, stimulating environment that is not for the faint of heart. Surgical technologists are exposed to intense medical situations and must remain calm in high-stress, life-or-death scenarios. You must be prepared to work in these extreme environments.
The surgical technologist program provides students with hands-on learning experiences. Surgical procedures are demonstrated using virtual tools or live-recorded video and are simulated — allowing you to immerse yourself in a virtual experience that is engaging, safe and repeatable.
This program prepares students to become Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Professionals who earn the NCCT designation have the clinical skills and knowledge for maintaining asepsis during surgery, anticipating the surgeon’s needs and remaining attentive to all aspects of the surgical procedure to ensure a safe environment for the patient.
PROJECTED NUMBER OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST JOB OPENINGS NEXT YEAR
NUMBER OF SURGICAL ASSISTANTS AND TECHNOLOGISTS EMPLOYED IN 2021
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Surgical technologists in the 90th percentile of earners in their field make more than $30 per hour.
-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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