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Kansas Surgical Technician Schools

Here are a some accredited surgical tech schools in Kansas that offer surgical technician training programs.

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Wichita Technical Institute

WTI’s success and longevity is due to its commitment in providing its students with the latest information and technology. It does so by continually upgrading its curriculum, laboratory instruction and instrumentation, and by collaborating with professionals to keep apprised of industry developments.

WTI offers (programs vary by location):

  • Integrated Electronics Technology
  • Computer Technology and Network Administration
  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
Campus
  • Joplin
  • Wichita (Main)
  • Wichita (East)
  • Topeka
Programs
  • Medical Assistant

Vatterott College

At Vatterott, our job is not over after students enroll in one of our programs… it is just beginning. Vatterott’s professional Career Services Team is designed to provide students with the necessary tools and resources needed to put their career skills to use. *Career Services provides job search guidance, resume review, mock interviewing, resume referral, career fair opportunities, and more.

Campus
  • St Joseph
  • Joplin
  • Wichita
Programs
  • Medical Assistant with Office Management
  • Medical Assistant Occupational Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assisting

Concorde Career College

We believe hands-on experience is the best way to learn. And at Concorde, you’ll find that a “learn by doing” approach to healthcare training will get you the skills you need to succeed – and get you into the workforce quickly.

Even in today’s economy, the demand for skilled healthcare professionals shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Guide to Industries (2010-2011 Edition), the healthcare industry will generate .2 million in new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016 – more than any other industry.

Now’s a great time to get started – and to move toward a rewarding healthcare career.

Campus
  • Kansas City
Programs
  • Practical Nursing - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - (AAS)

Pinnacle Career Institute

When it comes to career training in today’s career fields, Pinnacle Career Institute strives to stand out from the rest. Whether it is our commitment to student success, our dedication to career training, or our striving to place students in their careers after they graduate, there are many things that make Pinnacle Career Institute different from other schools.

Campus
  • Lawrence
Programs
  • Medical Assistant

National American University

National American University is about personal development and community. When you choose to attend NAU, you don’t just join a group of diverse students and faculty; you join a group of people from all walks of life sharing a unique experience.

Our staff is devoted to helping you balance your education with your personal and professional obligations – it’s our commitment. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.

Campus
  • Overland Park, KS
Programs
  • Medical Assisting A.A.S.

Kaplan University

Kaplan University’s high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to fit the schedule of busy professionals. An accredited university offering 170 degrees and programs, we are committed to helping those with talent and dedication earn their degree.*

Through a progressive curriculum, accomplished faculty, and the flexibility to study virtually anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection, Kaplan University could help you build the skills and credentials to pursue your career and educational goals.†

*Kaplan University is regionally accredited. See our website for details. Please note that not all programs are offered at all locations.

†Kaplan University’s programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all. Additional training or certification may be required.

Campus
  • Lincoln, NE
Programs
  • AAS in Medical Assisting
  • Practical Nursing Diploma

Keiser University eCampus Online

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions. Degrees are offered with a curriculum that is in pace with technology and workforce demand trends in business, criminal justice, healthcare and computer technology. Our “one-class-at-a-time” approach allows busy students to focus on their education and balance the demands of work and family.

Campus
  • Keiser University eCampus Online
Programs
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

Surgical Technician’s Responsibilities

The Surgical Technician plays a very important role in the emergency room before and during surgeries. The Technician is responsible for preparing the patient for surgery. They will assist the surgeon, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel. Their duties involve sterilizing the supplies, instruments, and needles. They will assist in bandaging the patient when needed. They help prepare, take care of, and dispose of specimens taken for the lab. It is very important that the Surgical Technician work well with the other staff because the patient depends on everyone in the operating room, not just the surgeon. Each one in that room has their own responsibilities and it is important that they fulfill those duties for the safety ans survival of the patient. The families waiting on their loved one are also depending on everyone in that room so it is a very important position to have. The success of the surgery depends on everyone in the operating room. People depend on you so you are fulfilling a job that can be stressful as well as rewarding.

Surgical Technician’s Wages

The average salary for Kansan surgical techs is approximately $41,080 per year. The wages depend on the location and size of hospital or health facility. Most of the higher paying positions are in large cities and they too will vary. It seems that many graduates head for the large cities such as Wichita where there is a great demand for Surgical Technicians. There is also a need in the smaller cities and towns because they also have hospitals and people who need medical attention. Some medical graduates prefer the small town atmosphere and will take less in salaries to enjoy their lives more with less stress. Less traffic, less surgeries, overall less stressful environment. The choice is yours and if the job are there for the asking. The patient will be grateful no matter where you are. The wages will also depend on whether you received an associates degree or a certificate or diploma. The amount of time you spend in school will determine your future and how much you can make. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)