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Missouri Surgical Technician Schools

It is extremely important that surgical technicians get a strong education. Schooling to become a surgical technician can take anywhere from nine months to two years at one of the surgical tech schools in Missouri. If you choose to specialize in an area such as neurosurgery or open heart surgery your education will most likely be more in the two year range. While you are in school you will take a great deal of science classes as well as some classes in ethics and health.

Missouri Surgical Tech Schools Enrolling Now

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 Charles
  • Northpark-Berkeley
  • Springfield
  • Joplin
  • Quincy
  • St Joseph
  • Sunset Hills
Programs
  • Medical Assistant with Office Management
  • Medical Assistant Occupational Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant with Limited Radiography Technology
  • 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
  • Lee's Summit, MO
  • Independence, MO
Programs
  • Medical Assisting A.A.S.

Anthem College

Anthem College delivers accredited, career-focused diplomas and degrees in a wide variety of fields to help you meet the challenges of these fast growing and ever changing industries.

At Anthem College, you will find professionals ready to support your quest for a successful career. Anthem College offers programs to students who are entering the workforce for the first time as well as those who are looking to expand their existing career skills.

Campus
  • St Louis South/Fenton
Programs
  • Patient Care Technician - DIP
  • Medical Assistant - DIP

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)

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
Programs
  • Medical Assistant

Daymar College

We design our programs with you and your future success in mind. At Daymar College, we help prepare our graduates for the challenges of tomorrow’s workplace and beyond. We offer quality programs in some of today’s most in-demand fields, including:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Care
  • Technology & Design
  • Health & Wellness
Campus
  • Paducah
Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting

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

About Surgical Technician Careers in Missouri

Picking a career is one decision that most likely will stay with you for the rest of your life. If you have always been intrigued with the medical field but knew that medical school was not the right decision for you then you should consider choosing a career as a surgical technician. Surgical technicians play a very critical part in a surgery and are extremely important in the pre-surgical and post-surgical care of patients. Surgical technicians have a great deal of responsibility and take a lot of pride in the work that they do with surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses.

You will also be required to take a professional ethics class as well as a class in medical terminology to help you better understands the medical lingo. This is an extremely important field to get into. Patient care is priceless and you will be trained to provide patients will the utmost respect and the highest quality of care both inside the operating room as well as outside.

Some of the responsibilities of surgical technicians include such things as patient transfers and transport, sterilization, handling of medication and prescriptions, the monitoring of patients vital signs, and the passing of tools to surgeons during a procedure or surgery.

Accredited Schools Offering Surgical Technician Courses

If you live in the state of Missouri there are a number of schools that offer programs in Surgical Technology. Above is a list of schools that you can choose from. Once you apply to school you should also fill out the FAFSA form to see if you qualify for any grants from the government for your education. The form is free and it cannot hurt to try.