Surgical Technologist at a Glance

Looking for a quick overview of the Surgical Technologist program? Take a look at Surgical Technologist at a Glance for a short summary of what a surgical technologist does and the degrees and certificates we offer.

What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

photo of a student in the labDuties include preparing the OR for surgery; scrubbing, gowning and gloving; creating and maintaining the sterile field; passing instruments and supplies to the attending surgeon; care and handling of specimens; retracting the patient’s tissues; and assisting with wound closure.  

America’s Career Infonet gives detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities and recommended education to become a surgical technologist and provides the following average salary and expected job growth statistics for surgical technologists in Texas:

Job Median Hourly Rate Median Annual Salary Projected Job Growth Through 2018
Surgical technologist $18.69 $38,900 +35%
For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.