Healthcare, Medical & Nursing - Surgical Technology
If you want to work in hospitals saving lives and/or outpatient clinics healing people, want to spend your days in the operating room, don't want to spend a decade studying and doing clinical rotations to get there, and have a knack for operating technology and troubleshooting issues when they arise, a degree in Surgical Technology may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Surgical Technology students usually pursue an associate degree (2 years) or certification program prior to entering the workforce. In this field, some states require certification and some do not, but most employers look for applicants to possess a certification and an associate degree diploma.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and technology coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Surgical Technology Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Surgical Technology include:
- Surgical Technologist
- Circulating Technologist
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Surgical Technologists was $48,300 in 2019. (1)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.