Career Opportunities

Career Coach buttonSuccessful completion of the 11-month program provides the graduate with:

  • Proficiency in applying the principles of anatomy, physiology and microbiology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemicals, solutions, common medications and terminology used in surgery.
  • Practical experience in providing patient care and safety measures pertinent to the operating room.
  • Understanding of communication and human relations, team building skills, professional and personal ethics and required procedures within health care institutions.
  • Understanding and proficiency of the techniques and procedures of surgical asepsis, operating room equipment and surgical instrumentation in each of the body systems.
  • Awareness of the importance of compliance with the standards and recommended practices/procedures of the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) and the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).

The top pay scale for surgical technologists is around $18 to $20 per hour; in the Fort Worth area, starting pay per hour averages from $14 to $17.

Surgical technology job opportunities are available in:

  • Surgery rooms
  • Labor and delivery
  • Central services
  • Day surgeries
  • Medical equipment companies
  • Private physicians

 

Contact

Healthcare Professions Division
allied.health@tccd.edu

 

 

Updated August 26, 2013

 

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