Program Spotlight: Surgical Technology
Why Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?
Surgical Technologists are in demand! Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. This means more job opportunities for you!
- Above-Average Job Growth: Employment of Surgical Technologists is projected to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024.*
- Excellent Pay: As of May 2015 the annual mean wage for Surgical Technologists in California was $59,380.**
Ever wonder what it takes to be a Surgical Technologist or what they do?
As a Surgical Technologist, you will be responsible for many important tasks, including:
- Preparing the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, before surgery.
- Preparing patients for surgery by washing and disinfecting incision sites, positioning the patients on the operating table, covering them with sterile drapes, and taking them to and from the operating room.
- Preparing sterile solutions and medications used in surgery and check that all surgical equipment is working properly. They help the surgical team put on sterile gowns and gloves.
- Passing instruments and supplies to surgeons and first assistants, during an operation.
- Much more!
Surgical Technologists are key members of a highly skilled and respected team that includes physicians, surgeons, nurses and other healthcare workers.
Why Become a Surgical Technologist?
- Fastest growing field of employment
- Job Security
- Excellent Pay
- Work with Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Nurses and more!
- Rewarding and fulfilling opportunities
- Healthcare benefits and more..
Where Can I Work?
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Operating rooms
- Physicians’ offices
- Outpatient care facilities
- Laser centers
Why Choose the Surgical Technology Program at CBD College?
- 15 Month program
- Nationally Accredited by ABHES
- Day and Evening Classes
- Clinical experience in a variety of Surgical settings
- State-of-the-art mock surgery center
- Classes forming every month
- Dedicated faculty and staff
- Hands-on training and personal feel
- On-site Placement Department will assist you to find a job
- Federal Financial Aid Available to those who qualify