The surgical tech schools in Seattle can help you prepare to join a hospital’s staff as a certified surgical technician by providing the background knowledge and hands-on skills you need to succeed in this rewarding field. Explore the list of Seattle surgical tech schools below to see what programs are available near you.
The demand for Surgical Tech’s is greater each year and expects to increase 30% (much faster than average) in the next decade. A Surgical Tech in the Seattle area can earn an average of $52,110 a year, with higher pay scales for specialized fields. Salary will be on the lower scale as you begin your career, rising as you gain experience. Salary will also be dependent on area and company where employed. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)
Prior to surgery a Surgical Tech will prep the patient, set up the operating room, making sure instruments and equipment are properly placed and working properly. During surgery they hold the instruments for the surgeon, keep an eye on the patient’s vital signs, and then help transport the patient to the recovery area. Surgeon’s and Registered Nurses supervise the Surgical Tech in performing their duties.