Surgical Technology Programs

Find local medical trade schools or online technical colleges near you with accredited surgical technology certification classes or associate’s degree programs. Accelerated, weekend, and hybrid (classroom + online) surgical technology program options are available at some colleges.

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Colleges with Surgical Technology Programs

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Listed colleges are accredited and have financial aid assistance if you qualify.

Program Info: “Programs can take up to two years to complete depending on the type and number of classes you decide to enroll in. Most programs provide the ability to earn an associate’s degree alongside your surgical technician certificate.”

Becoming a Surgical Technologist – If you’re thinking you want to become a surgical technologist, it’s important to enroll in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

  1. First, you need to earn your high school diploma or GED
  2. Enroll into a surgical tech program.
  3. Get your certificate or associate degree. An associate degree is the more common path.
  4. Take a certification exam. The Certified Surgical Technologist credential is completely voluntary. However, getting certified will improve your chances of being hired.

Salary: “The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $48,300 in May 2019… The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,420, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $71,400.” [BLS]

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