Be An Instrument of Excellence, Become A Surgical Technologist.
This program has selective admission requirements.
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 84,000 jobs in 2004. About 7 out of 10 jobs for surgical technologists were in hospitals, mainly I 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 education institutions.
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, Job opportunities are expected to be good.
National average for starting salaries for surgical technologists is $16 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