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Surgical Technologist

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Career Overview

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.

24-Month Program

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.

Work as a surgical technologist in settings such as

2019 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*

$48,300

Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $33,420 or less

2018-28 projected growth*

9,700

New Jobs

+9% Growth

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Surgical Technologists. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm (visited 4/24/2020).

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Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning to help make going to school work for you. Depending on your schedule, you’ll spend 2-5 days per week on campus with additional online coursework for your general education classes so you can learn on your own time. This allows you to work more closely with your instructors when you’re on campus to practice hands-on learning and ask questions.

All-Inclusive Tuition Has You Covered

As a surgical technologist student, you’ll receive an iPad 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.

Professional Skills Development

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.

Surgical Technologist Program Information

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.

Skills to Build Your Career

Learn how to perform critical duties such as:

  • Sterilize equipment and operating rooms for surgery
  • Provide preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care
  • Assist surgeons by passing instruments
  • Maintain a sterile surgical environment

Real-World Experience

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.

(770) 921-1085

1750 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 500
Norcross, GA 30093

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Fri: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Sat: 9 am to 1 pm
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