Surgical Technician Programs

A surgical technician assists surgeons and other medical staff in operating rooms during surgical procedures. Their main job is to setup the operating room prior to surgery and ensure that everything flows smoothly during surgery. Students must complete a surgical technician training program from an accredited school before they are eligible for a job as a surgical tech. Surgical technician programs are designed to give students the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful in the workplace.

Surgical Technician Program Overview

Most surgical technician programs are offered by community colleges and vocational schools. Training courses are usually a condensed diploma or certificate program that quickly moves students from the classroom to a job. There are also some associate’s degree programs. Surgical technician programs generally range from 4 months to 2 years in length. Training topics cover a wide variety of content. Some subjects that may be included in surgical technician programs are:

  • Human biology and anatomy.
  • Functional medical terminology.
  • Patient safety.
  • Techniques of sterilization and antisepsis.
  • Controlling and preventing infections.

Recommended Surgical Technician Programs

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

 

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
Locations: Clearwater

The Secret to Getting Ahead Is Getting Started

Congratulations! Your interest in Stevens-Henager® College is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs:

  • Surgical Technologist (AOS)
Locations: Ogden

Get Career-Relevant Training with Miller-Motte Tech! 

 
At Miller-Motte Technical College, you can find educational programs that can help you launch a new career. Whether it’s in the healthcare field to help the well-being of others or enhancing your business skills, we have programs to match your interests and meet your needs. Our training programs are career-focused and designed to help you gain the knowledge and hands-on training to succeed. 

Programs:

  • Surgical Technology
Locations: Chattanooga

Surgical Technician Pay

Like most occupations, pay is normally commensurate with education and experience. Surgical technician pay can also be affected by the cost of living in your area. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has compiled data that provides average surgical technician pay. On average, a surgical technician earns $39,920 per year, or about $19 per hour. This average is comparable to other technician occupations, such as dialysis technician ($38k), but is lower than other careers like dental hygienist ($68k).

Top Surgical Technician Schools

Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

* Programs vary by location

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Programs:

  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Surgical Technology
Locations: Orange Park

Altierus Career College is a non-profit, higher education school system with campuses in Atlanta, Houston and Tampa. We don’t just see you as a student. We see you as an individual with your own reasons for being here. Our mission is to help you find a career path that’s right for you and become a professional in as little as 10 months.

Programs:

  • Diploma - Surgical Technology
Locations: Tampa

The Secret to Getting Ahead Is Getting Started

Congratulations! Your interest in Stevens-Henager® College is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs:

  • Surgical Technologist (AOS)
Locations: Ogden

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

 

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
Locations: Clearwater

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

Programs:

  • Certificate in Surgical Technology
Locations: Asheville
Harris School of Business offers career-focused education that gives you the skills you need to make the leap into your new career.

Programs:

  • Surgical Technology
Locations: Voorhees

Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment. As a student at Southern Technical College, you will have the opportunity learn in several different ways.

Programs:

  • A.A.S. - Surgical Technician
Locations: Fort Myers
Branford Hall Career Institute offers career-focused education that gives you the job skills you need to make the leap into some of today's hottest careers.

Programs:

  • Surgical Technology
Locations: Parsippany

Get Career-Relevant Training with Miller-Motte Tech! 

 
At Miller-Motte Technical College, you can find educational programs that can help you launch a new career. Whether it’s in the healthcare field to help the well-being of others or enhancing your business skills, we have programs to match your interests and meet your needs. Our training programs are career-focused and designed to help you gain the knowledge and hands-on training to succeed. 

Programs:

  • Surgical Technology
Locations: Chattanooga

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.


What sets ECPI University apart? Just ask the employers who hire our graduates. Since 1966, more than 3,800 employers have looked to ECPI for talented professionals who are capable of entering the workplace and doing the job right on the very first day. That’s because our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of today’s highly-specialized job market.

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Programs:

  • Surgical Technology - Associate's
Locations: Manassas