About the Profession
Surgical technologists primarily work in operating rooms of general medical and surgical hospitals. However, they are also needed in doctor’s offices, outpatient centers and other health care centers. Our goal is to train surgical technologists who can carry on our Christian mission of healing no matter where they go after graduation. In this section, you can learn more about where surgical technologists work, how much you can expect to make and other statistics about this growing field.
The majority of surgical technologists (STs) in the United States work in operating rooms at surgical and medical centers. But STs are also needed in a variety of other health care facilities.
Common places of employment for STs include:
- General medical and surgical hospitals
- Physician offices
- Outpatient care centers
- Dentist offices
- Home health care services
Salaries and Stats
Surgical Technologists work in a variety of medical settings and can expect to make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year, according to the United States Bureau of Labor. How many years of experience you have, where you live and what kind of facility you work for all factor in to how much you can earn as a surgical technologist.
Surgical technology is a growing field. In 2006, 84,330 people were employed as STs, and the demand is expected to increase more than 27 percent by the year 2014.
Discover how you can take part in our sacred mission of healing with a new career as a surgical technologist. Find out more about the Covenant School of Surgical Technology. Contact us or download an