Employment Outlook

The surgical technologist will have several employment options:

  • Hospital Operating and Delivery Rooms
  • Emergency Departments
  • Central Supply Departments
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers/GI Surgery Centers
  • Private Surgical Technologist
  • Hospital Materials Managers
  • Surgical Sales Representatives
  • Surgical Technology Instructor/Director

The Bureau of Labor Statistics state that Surgical Technologist positions are expected to increase by 30% through 2022.  The national median hourly wage for Surgical Technologists is approximately $20.14, reflecting an average annual salary of $41,890. Salaries will vary regionally.

Click here to view the 2016 Salary Map available on the The Association of Surgical Technologists website (AST.org).

Career Outcomes

In the past three years, graduates of the Surgical Technology certificate program have obtained employment on or after graduation. Resulting in a  78% placement rate.

The Surgical Technology Certificate Program has experienced a 86% retention rate for all student entering the program within the past three years.

As part of the certificate program requirements, all students must sit for the Surgical Technology National Certification Exam. Below are the National Certification Exam pass rate statistics for 2014-2016: 

  • 2014          8/7=87.5%
  • 2015          8/8=100%
  • 2016          5/7=71%