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Surgical Technologist Schools

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Alabama Surgical Tech Schools

Surgical techs are such an important part of a surgical team. Most times surgical techs work with nurses, anesthesiologists and surgeons. Their participation in surgeries truly helps to make procedures and surgical cases operate more efficiently. Surgical techs need to be trained and trained well. They are part of the pre surgical, surgical and post surgical procedures that make the entire case run smoothly from beginning to end. Surgical techs need to attend school and in some cases do some practical work or observations before passing their certification exam before getting a job. It is important that surgical techs be as compassionate as technical. Though their expertise and precision is of great important in a operation room so is their passion for making patients feel comfortable and confident in the surgical team.

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Virginia College

The Most Direct Path to Your New Career

Our Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs emphasize a fast and focused method without sacrificing the quality education that students and employers demand. We constantly research the job market to make certain we are offering those career programs in which the greatest job growth is expected. We proudly offer the most direct path to your new career! To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Career Placement Assistance

Once you have the degree, do you know how to begin your new career? Maybe you’re looking for a new profession, or just want to move ahead in the one that you already have. At Virginia College, our Career Development associates stand ready to assist you in obtaining or enhancing your career wherever you are…helping you with job placement services well beyond graduation! To find out more, complete the Request for More Information or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

One of the first questions many of our prospective students ask is, “How will I pay for college?” The answer is the right combination of financial aid programs that can help you manage the costs involved in obtaining your degree. The Financial Aid department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans are available to those who require assistance and qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions. To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

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Surgical Tech Education

Surgical tech training can take anywhere from nine months to two years. In most cases nine months is sufficient. If you do however choose to specialize in a specific surgical area such as open heart surgery or neurosurgery you will most likely need more training for your specialized area of study. There are many different schools that offer surgical tech programs. If you are planning on working in your current job while you are going to school it is going to be important to find a school that offers daytime and evening classes. You may also want to consider enrolling yourself in an online program.

Salary

The average annual salary for a surgical tech in the state of Alabama is approximately $33,740. This is just the average salary and will increase with experience and if you have chosen to specialize in a specific area of surgery.

(Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)