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Surgical Technologist Schools

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San Francisco Surgical Technician Schools

Surgical tech schools in San Francisco, CA and the bay area offer career-focused training for surgical technicians. Most surgical tech training programs result in either an associate’s degree or a certificate. Some common courses for surgical tech students in San Francisco include Basic Sciences for Surgical Technology, Surgical Patient Care Concepts, Surgical Specialties, and Clinical Practice for Surgical Technology.

Explore the list below to see what San Francisco bay area surgical tech schools are available in your area.

Surgical Tech Schools in or near San Francisco, CA

Carrington College

Four Great Reasons To Choose Carrington


More than 80% of Carrington College students use some form on financial aid1 to help cover the cost of their education2. That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.

1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
2. Percentage calculated by Carrington College for the 2015-16 school year.


You want a hands-on career, and your Carrington College education will help get you there. From blood draws to x-rays, our courses are designed to let you practice your skills in the lab so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.


You can feel confident knowing your instructors are bringing years of real-world experience in to the classroom. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to helping prepare you for your future. They know what skills you’ll use in your career, and they’ll teach you what matters.


Carrington offers you the opportunity to practice your skills in the real-world before you graduate. Clinical rotations and externships are an important part of your education. You’ll get to learn from professionals in your chosen career field and make important connections for your future.

Institutional Accreditation
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415)506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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Surgical Technologists will find work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, dentist’s offices, birthing centers, ambulatory clinics, and specialty teams all hire Surgical Technologists.

Duties of a Surgical Technologist

A Surgical Technologist helps before during and after surgery. They prep the area where surgery is to be preformed, make sure the instruments and equipment are available and working correctly, hand over instruments during surgery, monitor vital signs and help with transporting the patient after surgery. They must be able to stay on their feet for several hours during surgery, keeping a calm demeanor while doctors and nurses are expecting clear and concise results from you when told what instrument or action they need from you. The Surgical Technologist, commonly called a Scrub, is supervised by the doctor and registered nurses on the team on which they are working.

Job Opportunities and Salary Info

The San Francisco Bay area ranks as one of the top five highest paying metropolitan areas for trained surgical techs. Even with this distinction of great pay there is still a shortage of certified personnel in this field. A Surgical Technologist in the Bay Area can earn an average of $64,370 per year. There are many clinics and hospitals located in the San Francisco Bay area from which to seek a Surgical Technologist position. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)

Financial Student Aid

There are several programs for student aid available for those who qualify according to their family financial situation and any scholarships you may already have obtained. A student must be enrolled in the course of study before they can apply.

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