Be An Instrument of Excellence, Become A Surgical Technologist.
The mission of the surgical technologist program is to prepare individuals to function in the operating room setting. This Degree program will set high standards for students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become an integral member of a surgical team.
Surgical Technologists held about 98,500 jobs in 2012. Most surgical technicians work in hospitals, but may also include inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians’ offices and central supply processing units. Still other opportunities are available which include, organ procurement teams, medical device companies and educational institutions.
Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 30% from 2012 to 2022, much faster that the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being performed to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.
The median national average for salaries for surgical technologist is $41,790 per year or $20.09 per hour. Advancement and experience will provide the opportunity for higher salary levels.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook handbook