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Surgical Technology Schools In Iowa

In Iowa, there are 7 accredited schools where surgical technology classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of surgical technology and surgical technology training in Iowa, which includes surgical technology training at the following levels:


  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  2. Eastern Iowa Community College District

    306 W River Dr, Davenport, Iowa 52801-1221

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  3. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295

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  4. Iowa Western Community College

    2700 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503-1057

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  5. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  6. Mercy College of Health Sciences

    928 Sixth Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239

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  7. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199

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Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Surgical Technology Employment

Iowa 580
National 92,260

Of all of the s in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Surgical technicians In Iowa

630 600 620 630 580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, surgical technology is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 50 less s working in Iowa than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has shrunk by 8% in four years. This decline is slower than the change in the number of s around the country. Nationally, the number of s has grown by 9% from 2006 to 2010.

Surgical Technology VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$33,390 $33,890 $35,230 $35,810 $36,440
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Surgical Technology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by s is increasing in Iowa. In 2006 s made a mean salary of $33,390 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,440 per year.

Salary percentiles for Surgical technicians in Iowa

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 8% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Iowa state, within the field of surgical technology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid s earn 67% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Surgical technicians and related professions in Iowa

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant
X Ray Technician

In Iowa, s earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Surgical Technology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


As the number of s is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited surgical technology schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 99 surgical technology graduates from surgical technology courses in Iowa and in 2010 there were 66 graduates.

Thus there was a 33% percent decrease in the number of surgical technology school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. A majority of these graduates, or 55%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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