Surgical Technology Schools

There are 510 accredited surgical technology schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of surgical technology classes at one of these schools, you play a key role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the surgical technology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes surgical technology training at the following levels:

  • Surgical Technology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Surgical Technology
  • Bachelors degree in Surgical Technology


Statistics

Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Surgical technicians

84,330 86,000 89,600 91,250 92,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 92,260 surgical technicians were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of surgical technicians has grown by 9%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. Until 2018 this trend is expected to contine.

National Salary percentiles for Surgical technicians

10th percentile
$28,100
25th percentile
$33,400
50th percentile
$39,920
75th percentile
$47,570
90th percentile
$57,330

The median yearly salary earned by surgical technicians, in 2010, was $39,920. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for surgical technicians in the US was 39% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Surgical Technology

$36,080 $37,540 $38,740 $39,400 $39,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 11% growth in surgical technicians' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Surgical Technology Student enrollment growth by degree

2,349 2,775 2,765 3,249 3,483
2 3 1 4 1
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0
5,565 6,030 5,805 5,802 5,668
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Surgical Technology
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Surgical Technology
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Surgical Technology
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Surgical Technology
  • Grey: Certificate in Surgical Technology

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for surgical technicians. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 7,916 students graduated from surgical technology degree programs in the US. In 2010, 9,152 students graduated from surgical technology schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 16% growth in the number of surgical technology graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from surgical technology courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Surgical Technology Programs offered Nationwide

associate
242
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
333
Total576

The number of schools offering surgical technology programs has decreased.

Surgical Technology Faculty Salaries

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States

  1. Texas45 Schools
  2. Florida34 Schools
  3. Ohio29 Schools
  4. California27 Schools
  5. Georgia27 Schools
  6. North Carolina25 Schools
  7. Pennsylvania19 Schools
  8. Oklahoma18 Schools
  9. Michigan17 Schools
  10. Missouri17 Schools
  11. Illinois17 Schools
  12. Indiana16 Schools
  13. Kentucky16 Schools
  14. South Carolina14 Schools
  15. Tennessee14 Schools
  16. New Jersey14 Schools
  17. Wisconsin11 Schools
  18. Mississippi10 Schools
  19. Louisiana10 Schools
  20. Alabama10 Schools
  21. Virginia8 Schools
  22. Washington State8 Schools
  23. Arizona7 Schools
  24. Arkansas7 Schools
  25. Massachusetts7 Schools
  26. Minnesota7 Schools
  27. Iowa7 Schools
  28. West Virginia7 Schools
  29. New York7 Schools
  30. Maryland6 Schools
  31. Colorado6 Schools
  32. Kansas6 Schools
  33. Utah5 Schools
  34. Connecticut4 Schools
  35. Idaho4 Schools
  36. South Dakota3 Schools
  37. Montana3 Schools
  38. Nebraska3 Schools
  39. Nevada3 Schools
  40. New Mexico3 Schools
  41. Oregon2 Schools
  42. Maine2 Schools
  43. Rhode Island1 Schools
  44. Delaware1 Schools
  45. New Hampshire1 Schools
  46. Wyoming1 Schools
  47. North Dakota1 Schools

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