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Tennessee Surgical Technician Schools

Explore surgical tech schools in Tennessee below to find the right program to help you on your path to becoming a surgical technician in Tennessee.

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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
  • Memphis
Programs
  • Surgical Technology - Diploma
  • Surgical Technology - (AAS)
  • Medical Assisting - (AAS)

Virginia College

Virginia College provides the convenience of flexible class schedules with the benefits of small class sizes. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, helping open doors for everyone who wants to improve his or her education and opportunities!

Campus
  • School of Business and Health (Knoxville)
  • Huntsville
  • School of Business and Health (Chattanooga)
Programs
  • Surgical Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant

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
  • Memphis (Dividend)
  • Memphis (Appling Farms)
Programs
  • Medical Assisting Professional
  • Medical Assistant with Office Management

Daymar Institute

Are you looking for a warm, friendly small-college atmosphere? You’ve come to the right place! Daymar Institute’s dedicated staff takes a personal interest in each student’s progress and upholds our values of respect and integrity. You can learn skills that are targeted to employers’ needs in a caring environment.

Campus
  • Nashville
  • Clarksville
  • Murfreesboro
Programs
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting

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
  • Bowling Green
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

The Need For Surgical Technicians

If you are thinking about training to become a Surgical Technician you have chosen a great career and the need is there. After you finish your 24 month Surgical Tech training you should have no trouble finding a position in the medical field. The need for Surgical Technicians is expected to increase to about 24% by 2016. That increase is one of the largest expected in the medical field. Your decision to become a Surgical Technician will be a smart move on your part. People need you and the medical field needs you.

Duties of A Surgical Technician

A Surgical Technician is responsible for sterilizing surgical equipment and laying it all out in the operating room. They will prepare the patient for surgery and make sure they are comfortable. During surgery, the Surgical Technician will hand the surgeon the instruments they need. The duties are very vital to a successful surgery and working well with the other staff is also very important.

The Benefits of Becoming A Surgical Technician

Once you complete your training, you can research the job positions available and choose the one in Tennessee that you want. The need is great in small towns as well as large cities. You can make an average of $37,360 a year, depending on where you decide to work. The wages in large cities are nearly always larger but the living expenses are often larger too. The small towns and smaller cities also have a need and some people prefer the environment of the smaller locations. (Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)

You can also get a great feeling of accomplishment and pride in helping to save lives and that is with you no matter where you choose to work. Any medical position makes you proud that you can be a part of it. Sometimes less money can keep you grounded and you do not forget why you decided to take the path you took. Wanting to help make things better and safer for humanity is a great accomplishment.