Surgical Technologist

Starting Salary

$45,025
NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

$47,610
NC Triangle area
41
% Associate’s degree
33
% Some college, no degree

Job Outlook

+9%
NC Triangle Area

Annual Job Openings

330
NC Triangle Area
Surgical technologists are essential in today's operating rooms. These individuals are part of the surgical team. They create a sterile field in the operating room, set up required instruments, pass instruments to the surgeon, and handle specimens.

The Surgical Technology program is the primary pathway at ʿⱦapp for students who wish to pursue this career. Students in the program learn to apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments. Students also learn to maintain aseptic conditions, prepare patients for surgery, and assist surgeons during operations.

Job demand is high and many employers are offering bonuses and incentives.