CFCC Seeks Aspiring Surgical Technologists

Cape Fear Community College will hold two informational meetings for prospective students in the surgical technology program.
  • Friday, April 9, 1;00 pm – Room L-303
  • Tuesday, May 4th , 2:00 pm – Room L-311
CFCC’s two-year surgical technology program prepares students to assist surgeons in a wide variety of procedures in an operating room setting.
 
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 84,000 Surgical Technologists working in 2004. About 7 out of 10 jobs for surgical technologists were in hospitals, mainly in operating and delivery rooms. Other jobs were in offices of physicians or dentists who perform outpatient surgery and in out patient care centers, including ambulatory surgical centers. A few know as private scrubs, are employed directly by surgeons who have special surgical teams, like those for liver transplants. Still other opportunities include medical device companies and educational institutions.
 
The job outlook for surgical technologists is strong. Employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through the year 2014 as the volume of surgeries increases.

The application period for the program starts March 1 and runs through May 28. For more information, call 362-7718 or email dgautsch@cfcc.edu. For more information about the program, visit www.cfcc.edu/sur.

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