Special Technologies and Services
Surgical Technologist

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Salary: $26,993 - $39,618
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Hourly: $13.52 - $21.85
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Outlook: 4 Stars
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Length of Training: 2 years
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Length of Training
Training programs range from 9-24 months, after which a certificate, diploma or associate degree is earned. The curriculum may include courses in medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, introduction to surgical technology, surgical specialties, surgical techniques, sterile techniques, and anesthesia. Some surgical technologists are trained on-the-job.

Licensure/Certification
No special license is required for surgical technologists, although some hospitals prefer certification. Surgical techs can become certified surgical technologists (CSTs) by completing an approved program of at least one-year and passing an examination given by the Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc.

Educational Programs

University or College City Degree*
Amarillo College Amarillo C,A
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Angelina College Lufkin C
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Austin Community College Austin C,A
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Blinn College Brenham C,A
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Cisco College Cisco C
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Collin College Plano A
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Del Mar College Corpus Christi C,A
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El Centro College (DCCCD) Dallas C
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El Paso Community College District El Paso C,A
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Galveston College Galveston C
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Houston C
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Howard College Big Spring C
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Kilgore College Kilgore C,A
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Lamar State College-Port Arthur (TSUS) Port Arthur C,A
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Lone Star College System: Tomball Campus Tomball C
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McLennan Community College Waco C
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North Central Texas College Gainesville C
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Odessa College Odessa C,A
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Paris Junior College Paris C
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San Jacinto College: Central Campus Pasadena C,A
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South Plains College Levelland C,A
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St. Philip's College (ACCD) San Antonio C
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Tarrant County College: Trinity River East Campus Fort Worth C
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Temple College Temple C
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Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (TSTC) Harlingen A
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Trinity Valley Community College Athens C,A
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Tyler Junior College Tyler C,A
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Vernon College Vernon C
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Wharton County Junior College Wharton C
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*D- Doctorate  M-Masters  B-Bachelor  A-Associates  C-Certificate