Work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and surgical personnel.
Surgical technologists are responsible for preparing the operating room, selecting and opening sterile instruments. Training includes assembling, adjusting and checking non-sterile equipment. Completion of the surgical technologist program is approximately one year.
- Surgical Technologist
Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 12% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $20.82 hourly or $43,300 annually.
The entire program is 1330 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Central Supply Technician ||210 Hours
|OCP C||Surgical Technologist 1|
Surgical Technologist 2
Surgical Technologist 3
|Total Hours: 1330|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Surgical Technology is available at the following school (s):
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College||Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Surgical Technologists, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm.