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Surgical Technologist Schools

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South Carolina Surgical Technician Schools

Two years of education at one of the surgical tech schools in South Carolina can prepare you to become a surgical technician in a South Carolina hospital. Employers hire surgical technicians with an associate degree or certificate, though other school options are available, too. See what South Carolina surgical tech schools are available near you.

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Virginia College

The Most Direct Path to Your New Career

Our Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs emphasize a fast and focused method without sacrificing the quality education that students and employers demand. We constantly research the job market to make certain we are offering those career programs in which the greatest job growth is expected. We proudly offer the most direct path to your new career! To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Career Placement Assistance

Once you have the degree, do you know how to begin your new career? Maybe you’re looking for a new profession, or just want to move ahead in the one that you already have. At Virginia College, our Career Development associates stand ready to assist you in obtaining or enhancing your career wherever you are…helping you with job placement services well beyond graduation! To find out more, complete the Request for More Information or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

One of the first questions many of our prospective students ask is, “How will I pay for college?” The answer is the right combination of financial aid programs that can help you manage the costs involved in obtaining your degree. The Financial Aid department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans are available to those who require assistance and qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions. To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

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About Surgical Technician Jobs

Our working world has changed. Many people are still reeling from the massive layoffs in America. People are fearful and afraid of what the future holds for them. Healthcare is one of the industries that is not as prone to recession related factors. Humans will always require some medical assistance; therefore, healthcare personnel will always be in demand. Some healthcare professionals have lost their jobs, but the number of these professional laid off is less than other professions. There is no need to fear. Have you thought about a career in the medical field? Do you have a demeanor that would succeed in healthcare. You must evaluate yourself to determine this.

Many people are using this time of economic upheaval to retrain. Surgical technicians are helpers to the surgeon. These are the medical professionals that make your surgery a safer process. They are responsible for keeping the operating room sterile. In addition, most surgical technicians prepare the patient for the procedure. Any prepping that is needed is probably done by a surgical technician. Surgical technicians play a pivotal role in the operating room. They must make sure the room and equipment is completely sterile. These professionals must prepare the room before anyone arrives. Each time a surgery takes place, the surgical technicians has been behind the scenes making preparations

Surgical Technician Salaries in South Carolina

The average surgical technician in South Carolina can earn $37,470 per year or roughly $18.01 an hour. This rate can increase with experience and will often vary depending on industry and geographic location. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)

Financial Aid

Each year millions of dollars of financial aid go unclaimed. You should forward a completed FAFSA degree to the federal education office. Your school will receive the results, and the financial person at the school can help you apply for many grants and scholarships available.