Career Opportunities

Career Coach buttonSuccessful completion of our 11-month program provides you 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



Healthcare Professions Division



Updated June 29, 2015


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