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Surgical technologists provide critical support before, during, and after surgery in the operating room. Surgical techs can work in certain specialties in a variety of settings such as hospitals, dental offices, or outpatient clinics.
You can train for a new career in less time than you think. It only takes 24 months to complete our Surgical Technology program. Our focused, hands-on training is designed to prepare you for quick workplace entry.
2020 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*
Lowest 10%: $34,120 or less
2019-29 projected growth*
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Surgical Technologists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm (visited April 9, 2021).
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As a student, you’ll complete all of your general courses at home through virtual instruction. Once you begin your core surgical tech courses, you’ll spend approximately half of your time learning core concepts virtually and apply those concepts in a hands-on setting the remainder of the time. This allows you to spend more time gaining confidence and receiving guidance from instructors while on campus.
As a surgical technologist student, you’ll receive a laptop to help you with your online coursework, which is yours to keep after graduating. All-inclusive tuition also covers your books, Altierus branded backpack, and school scrubs you’ll wear during your clinical rotations. Preparation for practice certification exams is also included.
Your coursework integrates professional skills development into this program so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. Gain proficiency in communication, interpersonal skills, self-management, emotional intelligence, and career-building competencies. You’ll be matched with a local hospital or surgery center to complete clinical rotations and use your skills in a real healthcare setting with the guidance of working professionals.
This program prepares you to provide critical support to surgical team members. You’ll study the human body and its systems, infection control, as well as the theory and hands-on application of surgical procedures. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 cases of various surgical procedures during the clinical portion of the program.
Learn how to perform critical duties such as:
You’ll be matched with surgical hospitals, surgery centers, specialty clinics to complete clinical rotations. You’ll get the chance to practice your skills in a real healthcare setting under the guidance of working professionals.