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Surgical Technology

Surgical Tech - Surgical Technology

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.

Career Opportunities:

  • Surgical Technologist

Employment Outlook:

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.

Completion Requirements:

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 ABasic Healthcare Worker
90 Hours
OCP BCentral Supply Technician
210 Hours
OCP CSurgical Technologist 1
Surgical Technologist 2
Surgical Technologist 3
343 Hours
343 Hours
344 Hours
Total Hours: 1330

Location & Course’s Schedule:

 Surgical Technology is available at the following school (s):

Lindsey Hopkins Technical CollegeMonday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
(305) 324-6070
Patricia Estiverne
Luis Sanchez
Jacques Lucien
Rose Jasmin
Ext. 7089
Ext. 7129
Ext. 7039



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