Get a Surgical Technology Associates Degree in less than 2 years!
Do you have a great attention to detail and a desire to work in the medical field? Then consider choosing the Surgical Technology Program at Milwaukee Career College! Our Surgical Technology program prepares students to work directly with surgeons to perform a variety of tasks before, during and after surgery.
Surgeons rely on Surgical Technologists to provide superior patient care in the operating room (OR). Some of the common tasks they perform include:
- Ensuring the OR has been disinfected and all surgical instruments has been properly sterilized
- Setting up surgical supplies and equipment before operation
- Handing and receiving surgical instruments and supplies to and from the medical team
- Accounting and keeping track of all surgical instruments
- Ensuring proper sterilization techniques during operation
- Disinfecting the OR post-op
Important qualities found in a good Surgical Technologist include:
Attention to Detail – One of the most important tasks of a Surgical Technologist is to pay close attention to their work at all times. They need to be able to provide the correct sterile equipment for surgeons and keep count of the instruments being used.
Physical Stamina – Surgical Technologists should be comfortable standing for extended periods of time.
Stress-Management Skills – Working in an operating room can be stressful. Surgical Technologists should be able to work well under pressure while providing a high level of care.
Join a growing field
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Surgical Technologists is expected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. As of May 2012, the median wage for Surgical Technologists was $41,790 per year, or $20.09 an hour!