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Michigan Surgical Technician Schools

The educational requirements to become a surgical technician in the state of Michigan consist of graduating from a surgical tech school that is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. These programs can last anywhere from nine months to two years depending of the rigor of the program.

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Dorsey Schools

Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in fields such as cosmetology, culinary arts, healthcare, legal and skilled trades.

Today Dorsey is proudly represented by thousands of successful graduates working in their chosen careers throughout Michigan, because employers know they can feel confident hiring a Dorsey graduate.

Dorsey Schools has one main mission: to better educate their students, thus improving career opportunities available to them. This is why the entire staff of Dorsey Schools strives to prepare men and women for the best possible career training in a variety of fields. Each program at Dorsey Schools is committed to providing quality career education and positive reinforcement – enabling the development of self-esteem, self-reliance, discipline and confidence in each graduate, coupled with an obligation to the communities where they live and work.

  • Roseville
  • Madison Heights
  • Wayne-Westland
  • Waterford-Pontiac
  • Lansing
  • Farmington Hills
  • Southgate
  • Saginaw
  • Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Dialysis PC Technician
  • Clinical Nurse Aide

Career Quest Learning Centers

Are you ready to make a positive change in your life? Want to enhance your current skill set to advance in your career? Career Quest Learning Centers is ready to help you reach your professional goals! We can provide you with career training programs, instructors, and student services, but taking the first step starts with you!

Career Quest Learning Centers’ career training programs are designed for motivated and focused students just like you! We offer short-term, flexible programs in the business, healthcare and information technology fields that can equip you with career-ready skills in less time than you may think. In fact, many of our programs can be completed in just three weeks to nine months.

  • Kalamazoo
  • Lansing
  • Jackson
  • Medical Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Aide

Harrison College

Since 1902, Harrison College has provided thousands of students with the opportunity to learn market-relevant skills and acquire market-relevant knowledge to prepare careers in Business, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Health, Veterinary Technology and Culinary.

  • Elkhart
  • Medical Assistant

Rasmussen College

We Make Higher Education A Successful Investment

At Rasmussen College, our focus has always been and will remain on making your higher education experience a successful investment. We help you achieve the success you want-both in your courses and in your career.

Through our Tuition Lock, which guarantees your tuition costs will not increase from enrollment to graduation, you can focus on your courses with peace of mind that your tuition costs will remain the same.* Plus, our seamless transfer policies help maximize your credit transfer and minimize your time to graduation-saving you time and money.

To help you prepare for career success, our classroom experience replicates the real world. In small classes led by industry-experienced faculty, you receive hands-on learning and gain relevant skills through internship opportunities, field training exercises, and other program-relevant experiences.

To help you advance your career as quickly as possible, you can complete your Bachelor’s degree in our AcceleratED Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in as little as 18 months.* Our other programs also have a streamlined completion time: you can earn your Associate’s degree in as little as 18 months or a Certificate in as little as nine months.

  • WI - Wausau
  • WI - Green Bay
  • Medical Assisting Diploma

San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College is an accredited private junior college committed to the professional success of its students and graduates. Founded in 1977, SJVC has campuses located throughout California – including an Online division – and offers a variety of accelerated Certificate and Associate of Science degree programs in the business, medical and technical fields. Students benefit from a balance of classroom instruction, hands-on training and learning the skills they need to go straight to work in today’s competitive job market.

  • Online
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant

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.

  • Keiser University eCampus Online
  • Associate of Arts in Health Services Administration
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

Surgical Technician Job Opportunities in Michigan

Surgical technicians assist in surgical operations under the supervision of a surgeon, nurse or other qualified individual. Typical duties consist of preparing the operating room and surgical tools, assisting in operations by acquiring any tools or sterile materials the surgeon may need, aiding in transferring the patient to their recovery room, and cleaning the operation room after the surgery is complete. Surgical Technology is one of the most rapidly growing fields in the nation and job outlook for surgical technicians is expected to be very good in every state, with Michigan being no exception.

Surgical Technician Salaries in Michigan

Surgical Technicians in the state of Michigan earn an average hourly pay rate of $19.64 and a yearly salary of $40,850. Salary can vary by employer and the fastest way for a surgical technician to increase his or her salary is to gain certification the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)

Surgical Technician Certification in Michigan

In order to become a Certified Surgical Technician, graduates of these programs must also perform satisfactorily on an examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. In order to keep the certification, surgical technicians are required to complete at least 60 hours of continuing education courses in the four years following certification.

Financial Aid Opportunities in Michigan

Financial Aid opportunities are available for qualifying students in Michigan. The first step is to file a FAFSA report which will be reviewed by the institutions that are chosen to receive it. There are also scholarships supported by organizations exclusively for students seeking a degree in surgical technology. Key organizations to contact are the Foundation for Surgical Technology (, and Delmar Cengage Learning (