Associate of Applied Science
As a Surgical Technologist, you work under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
In this program, you will:
- Gain expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique.
- Study human anatomy, pathophysiology, and surgical procedures.
- Develop skills in the implementation of tools and technologies that support the physician during surgery.
Job opportunities for Surgical Technologists are now expanding to include other areas of surgery, such as labor and delivery units, cardiac catheterization labs, outpatient surgery facilities, and for physicians in private practice.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 3375; phone: (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average annual wage for Surgical Technologists is $40,070.
- Employment is expected to grow much faster than average. Certified technologists who are willing to relocate will have the best job opportunities.
- The typical work week is 40 hours, although you may be on call or work nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.