Surgical Technicians/Technologists

Job Description

Surgical technologists assist surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses (R.N.s) and other surgical personnel with surgical procedures. They help ensure patient and operating room safety, as well as the functionality and sanitation of surgical equipment.

Academic Requirements

Several community colleges, vocational schools and hospitals offer surgical technology programs. These programs generally take 9-24 months to complete and could result in a certificate, diploma or associate’s degree. Students learn how to handle drugs and solutions, sterilize equipment and prevent infection, and often participate in clinical rotations as part of the program.

Surgical Technicians/
Technologists

$40-60
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
11.82%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Associate's Degree or Certificate
Education
Required

Schools

Sanford-Brown College – St. Peters

100 Richmond Center Boulevard
St. Peters, 63376

Columbia Career Center

4203 South Providence Road
Columbia, 65203
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