If human anatomy fascinates you, or you enjoy working with technology, an associate degree in Surgical Technology will prepare you for a rewarding career.
USF’s partnerships and reputation in the healthcare community help our graduates get great jobs. And, we don’t want to brag too much, but our clinical partners say our students are “head and shoulders” above the competition.
Students who pass the national certification exam taken to practice as a surgical technologist.
Projected increase in jobs for surgical technologists by 2021.
Number of semesters of off-campus clinical experience.
We asked our professors and they said surgical technologists:
Prepare equipment for surgical procedures
Assist surgeons during operations
Help registered nurses with patient care
Early exposure to the clinical setting has a significant impact on the hands on education we receive.– Emily Wallace, 2nd year clinical student
Students in the USF Surgical Technology program will learn while using a state-of-the-art surgical suite—offering a true simulation experience to complete lab sessions and practice surgical techniques. USF graduates work as Certified Surgical Technologists in a variety of surgical settings, including hospital surgical and childbirth centers, surgery centers and surgeons’ practices. USF students and faculty share what they think sets this program apart.
First, you’ll have to take the national certification examination to become a certified Surgical Technologist. Don’t worry, 100% of our graduates have passed since 2012.
The best part of Surgical Technology is the variety of career options. You can specialize in a surgical area that interests you. Some of our graduates have worked or currently work at:
Types of careers you may have after you graduate include: