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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Surgical Technician (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#38102

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within the surgical technology field. Students will learn about the scope of practice, tasks, and responsibilities of the surgical technician, universal safety precautions and personal protective equipment, and the classifications, uses, storing, preparation, handling, and distributing of surgical instruments and supplies. Topics also include learning about the operating room environment, asepsis and sterile technique, biomedical and chemical hazards, and surgical technology career research and development.  

Program Learning Outcomes

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Surgical Technologists

      Surgical Technologists

      SOC Career Code: 29-2055.00

      Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $41.47

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,977.60
      Annual Job Openings
      1,157

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Surgical Assistants

      Surgical Assistants

      SOC Career Code: 29-2099.07

      Assist surgeons during surgery by performing duties such as tissue retraction, insertion of tubes and intravenous lines, or closure of surgical wounds. Perform preoperative and postoperative duties to facilitate patient care.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $40.61

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,571.15
      Annual Job Openings
      4,702

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Medical Equipment Preparers

      Medical Equipment Preparers

      SOC Career Code: 31-9093.00

      Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $35.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $49,263.85
      Annual Job Openings
      1,066

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Surgical Technician (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #38102

    This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within the surgical technology field. Students will learn about the scope of practice, tasks, and responsibilities of the surgical technician, universal safety precautions and personal protective equipment, and the classifications, uses, storing, preparation, handling, and distributing of surgical instruments and supplies. Topics also include learning about the operating room environment, asepsis and sterile technique, biomedical and chemical hazards, and surgical technology career research and development.  

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    VOC STECH
    Surgical Technician
    VOC HTH06
    Health Careers Employability Skills

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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

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