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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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Berkeley College Annual Tuition $15,407 - $23,100 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
38 Programs, 3 in Surgical Technician (view all)
Campuses: Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Newark, Woodbridge, Paramus, ...
  • 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)
Campuses: Hesperia, Bakersfield, Rancho Cordova, Hanford, ...
  • Surgical Technology - Associate's
Concorde Career Colleges Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 71% (34 reviews)
38 Programs, 4 in Surgical Technician (view all)
Campuses: Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Bernardino, San Diego
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Technology
  • Surgical Technology - (AAS)
  • Surgical Technology - Diploma
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Abcott Institute
Campuses: Southfield
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Aiken Technical College
Campuses: Graniteville
Annual Tuition $10,160 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Aims Community College
Campuses: Greeley
Annual Tuition $10,704 Recommend Rate 100% (10 reviews)
Albany Technical College
Campuses: Albany
Annual Tuition $4,184 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Allied College
Campuses: Fenton, Maryland Heights
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 18% (11 reviews)
Allied Health Careers Branch
Campuses: Austin
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,242 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American College of Healthcare
Campuses: Riverside, Huntington Park
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
American Professional Institute
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Gainesville, Decatur, ...
Annual Tuition $14,653 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Angelina College
Campuses: Lufkin
Annual Tuition $3,960 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Anoka Technical College
Campuses: Anoka
Annual Tuition $5,590 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Arkansas State University-Newport
Campuses: Newport, Marked Tree, Jonesboro
Annual Tuition $4,818 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $7,029 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Ashland Community and Technical College
Campuses: Ashland
Annual Tuition $11,760 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Athens Technical College
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,150 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Atlanta Technical College
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition $4,162 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,152 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Austin Community College District
Campuses: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock
Annual Tuition $9,720 Recommend Rate 78% (9 reviews)
Autry Technology Center
Campuses: Enid
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baker College
Campuses: Cadillac, West Branch, Fremont, Cass City, ...
Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
Baker College of Allen Park
Campuses: Allen Park
Annual Tuition $7,740 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
Baltimore City Community College
Campuses: Baltimore
Annual Tuition $5,390 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Baptist Health Schools-Little Rock
Campuses: Little Rock
Annual Tuition $7,600 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
Campuses: San Antonio
Annual Tuition $13,180 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bellingham Technical College
Campuses: Bellingham
Annual Tuition $4,415 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bergen Community College
Campuses: Paramus
Annual Tuition $7,806 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Berkeley College
Campuses: New York, White Plains, Brooklyn
Annual Tuition $15,407 - $23,100 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Bevill State Community College
Campuses: Jasper, Sumiton, Hamilton, Fayette
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Bismarck State College
Campuses: Bismarck
Annual Tuition $7,800 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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