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Accredited Colleges Offering Surgical Technician Degrees

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A career as a surgical technician is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in working in the medical field and offering direct support to doctors, nurses, and patients. They are primarily responsible for ensuring patient safety by properly sterilizing instruments and making sure doctors are adequately equipped for complex procedures. Surgical technicians work as part of the operating room team during patient surgeries and have a wide range of duties before, during, and after surgery.

Before surgeries, surgical technicians are responsible for preparing the operating room and setting up all the necessary sterilized equipment that the doctors and nurses will use. Surgical technicians must have a working knowledge of the many tools that may be needed, as they are responsible for ensuring that they are working properly before the procedure begins. They also have direct interaction with patients, preparing them for surgery by cleaning incision sites, checking their vital statistics, and physically moving them into the operating room.

During surgery, technicians offer general support to doctors and nurses and may be asked to complete any number of tasks, from disposing used medical equipment to running samples to laboratories for testing. After surgery, technicians transfer patients to recovery rooms and prepare the operating room to be used for the next surgery.

This position can be fairly demanding because of the number of duties surgical technicians are responsible for. They spend many hours on their feet, and their work environment can become quite stressful. However, jobs in this field are expected to grow much faster than the average, so committed technicians should have little trouble finding work. Salaries vary depending on work experience and education, but highly skilled surgical technicians can earn salaries of $50,000 a year.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Surgical Technician Degrees
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Ameritech College Annual Tuition $25,174 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
4 Programs, 1 in Surgical Technician (view all)
  • Surgical Technologist
Berkeley College Annual Tuition $15,407 - $23,100 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
38 Programs, 3 in Surgical Technician (view all)
  • AAS, Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Processing Technician
  • Surgical Processing Technician*
San Joaquin Valley College Annual Tuition $12,850 - $21,560 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
26 Programs, 1 in Surgical Technician (view all)
  • Surgical Technology - Associate's
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Abcott Institute Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Aiken Technical College Annual Tuition $10,160 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Aims Community College Annual Tuition $10,704 Recommend Rate 100% (10 reviews)
Albany Technical College Annual Tuition $4,184 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Allied College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 18% (11 reviews)
Allied Health Careers Branch Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Amarillo College Annual Tuition $4,242 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Career College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American College of Healthcare Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
American Professional Institute Annual Tuition $14,653 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Ameritech College Annual Tuition $25,174 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Angelina College Annual Tuition $3,960 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Anoka Technical College Annual Tuition $5,590 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Arkansas State University-Newport Annual Tuition $4,818 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Annual Tuition $7,029 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Ashland Community and Technical College Annual Tuition $11,760 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Athens Technical College Annual Tuition $4,150 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Atlanta Technical College Annual Tuition $4,162 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Augusta Technical College Annual Tuition $4,152 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Austin Community College District Annual Tuition $9,720 Recommend Rate 71% (7 reviews)
Autry Technology Center Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baker College Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Baker College of Allen Park Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
Baltimore City Community College Annual Tuition $5,390 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock Annual Tuition $7,600 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions Annual Tuition $13,180 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bellingham Technical College Annual Tuition $4,415 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bergen Community College Annual Tuition $7,806 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Berkeley College Annual Tuition $15,407 - $23,100 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Bevill State Community College Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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