Surgical Technologist, Associate in Applied Science Degree
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Program Description for Surgical Technologist Degree
What is a Surgical Technologist? Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients. Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
Surgical Technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Award Options for Surgical Technologist Degree
Surgical Technologist with their AAS Degree will have the same job responsibilities in the OR in the scrub role. Job opportunities are expanded into different roles. With the Degree you could manage a Sterile Processing Department, go into medical device sales or even teach in a Surgical Technology Program. The AAS Degree in Surgical Technology is rapidly becoming the preferred entry level for employers.
Job Outlook for Surgical Technologist Degree
Employment opportunities for credentialed CRCST’s, CST’s, and CST/CFAs are in such areas as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, central supply departments, physician clinics and dental offices. Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $46,310 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,470, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $67,000.
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Locations: Scott Community College
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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
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ARC/STSA: Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
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- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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