Top Three Reasons to Become a Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologist

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners, providing surgical care to patients.

They assist with the preparation of the operating room environment and equipment, as well as preparing the patients for and assisting with surgery. Surgical technologists play a critical role in health-care quality and patient safety by maintaining a sterile and safe environment.

Earning an associate degree in surgical technology can prepare you for a career in this high-demand profession.

Why earn a degree in surgical technology?

Surgical technology can be a rewarding career. Here are just some of the reasons you should consider a degree in "surg tech":

  1. Surgical technologists with associate degrees are in high demand. By 2021, all surgical technologists will need a degree credential to meet industry standards. 

  2. Surgical technologists earn an annual salary of $40,000 to $45,000.

  3. You can choose to work in a variety of settings from hospitals and in-office surgery centers. And surgical technologists are needed in medical centers in the Chicago region, throughout Illinois, and across the U.S. You can transfer your skills nationwide.

BONUS: According to Forbes Magazine, "Most people think you need years of advanced schooling at the highest levels to work in an operating room. But here is a field that prepares people for critical roles in the operating room—helping people when they are at their most helpless."

Harper College prepares you for success

Harper's surgical technology program offers you the chance to build your skills and get hands-on experience:

Our two-year degree program includes a balance of both classroom and clinical instruction. On-site learning labs provide you with a state-of-the-art learning environment that prepares you for a variety of clinical settings. 

To get started, request information about the program or attend an information session.