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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.

Day and Night Class Schedules

Sometimes it is very difficult to return to school, balancing job, family and other commitments in your busy life. That is why Virginia College offers day and night class scheduling. Many of your classes may be available on line as well, so you can take them anytime, anywhere, so long as you have a reliable Internet connection. 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.

Small Class Sizes

Virginia College specializes in individual attention for our students. We have found the best learning environment includes smaller classes, taught by instructors with real-world experience. Many of them work in the fields in which they teach so they bring real-life situations to the classroom and lab. We know many of our students have had varying experiences with attending college in the past. We make sure you are not just a number, and take a personal interest in your success! 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.

No Hidden Fees

You know exactly what your education will cost—up front and in detail! There are no hidden or unexpected add-on fees (some programs may require that you purchase specialized items or pay one-time fees, but you know about those from the start). In most cases, even your textbooks are included in the total price. This alone can make hundreds of dollars of difference per quarter. Keep this in mind when comparing costs at Virginia College to other schools! 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.

Personalized Service Centered Around the Student

Ever feel like some schools are more concerned with the faculty than the student? At Virginia College, we’re focused on student satisfaction and outcomes. Personalized service and attention from professionals in academics, technology, financial planning and career developement surround the students to help them achieve their specific goals. 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.

Instructors with Real-World Experience

Instructors from Virginia College are typically real-world professionals with many years of experience in their career fields. These are the people you want to learn from to be a success in the same career. At Virginia College, our instructors don’t just teach a course, they LIVE it. 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.

A Variety of Degree Programs

Virginia College has degree offerings in areas that provide our graduates with skills that are highly valued by today’s employers. Business, criminal justice, paralegal, healthcare, technology and even culinary arts are a few of the Associate’s, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees available. 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.