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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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Rasmussen College Annual Tuition $10,764 Recommend Rate Add Review
65 Programs, 1 in Surgical Technician (view all)
Campuses: Fort Myers, Ocala, New Port Richey, Tampa, ...
  • Surgical Technologist Associate's
Virginia College Annual Tuition $4,463 - $18,300 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
79 Programs, 1 in Surgical Technician (view all)
Campuses: Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery
  • Surgical Technology - Associate
Colorado Technical University Annual Tuition $11,290 - $11,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
78 Programs, 1 in Surgical Technician (view all)
Campuses: Colorado Springs, Greenwood Village, Westminster, Pueblo
  • Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
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Abcott Institute
Campuses: Southfield
Annual Tuition $9,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus
Campuses: Lafayette
Annual Tuition $5,832 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aiken Technical College
Campuses: Graniteville
Annual Tuition $9,630 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aims Community College
Campuses: Greeley
Annual Tuition $10,424 Recommend Rate Add Review
Albany Technical College
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $4,574 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allied Health Careers Branch
Campuses: Austin
Annual Tuition $23,096 Recommend Rate Add Review
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,362 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition $34,450 - $34,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
American College of Healthcare
Campuses: Riverside, Huntington Park
Annual Tuition $16,135 - $16,553 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
American National University
Campuses: Parkersburg, Princeton
Annual Tuition $11,442 - $11,550 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Professional Institute
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Gainesville, Decatur, ...
Annual Tuition $15,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ameritech College
Campuses: Draper, Provo
Annual Tuition $18,320 Recommend Rate Add Review
Angelina College
Campuses: Lufkin
Annual Tuition $4,560 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anne Arundel Community College
Campuses: Arnold
Annual Tuition $11,400 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anoka Technical College
Campuses: Anoka
Annual Tuition $5,590 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anthem Institute
Campuses: Springfield
Annual Tuition $12,178 - $13,567 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Arkansas State University-Newport
Campuses: Newport, Marked Tree, Jonesboro
Annual Tuition $5,266 Recommend Rate Add Review
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $7,119 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ashland Community and Technical College
Campuses: Ashland
Annual Tuition $12,096 Recommend Rate Add Review
Athens Technical College
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,566 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlanta Technical College
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition $4,584 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,538 Recommend Rate Add Review
Austin Community College District
Campuses: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock
Annual Tuition $9,870 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Autry Technology Center
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition $3,270 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Allen Park
Campuses: Allen Park
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Cadillac
Campuses: Cadillac
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Clinton Township
Campuses: Clinton Township
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Flint
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Jackson
Campuses: MI 49202-1290
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Muskegon
Campuses: Muskegon
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate Add Review

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