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Surgical Technology Schools In Minnesota

There are 7 accredited surgical technology schools in Minnesota for faculty who teach surgical technology classes to choose from. The trends in Minnesota's surgical technology academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in surgical technology includes surgical technology training at the following levels:


  1. Anoka Technical College

    1355 W Hwy 10, Anoka, Minnesota 55303

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  2. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399

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  3. Minnesota West Community and Technical College

    1593 11th Ave, Granite Falls, Minnesota 56241

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  4. Northland Community and Technical College

    1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701

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  5. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  6. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  7. Anthem College-Minnesota

    5100 Gamble Drive, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55416

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Surgical Technology Employment

Minnesota 1,730
National 92,260

Of all of the s that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Minnesota state.

Employment Growth for Surgical technicians In Minnesota

1,630 1,830 1,890 1,840 1,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of s is growing in Minnesota. 100 more s were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 6% growth in the field. This growth is slower than the national trend for s which shows a 9% increase in the number of s working around the nation.

Surgical Technology VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$43,220 $44,320 $45,730 $47,590 $47,600
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Surgical Technology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Minnesota, as the number of s is growing, the salaries earned by s are increasing. In 2006 s made a mean salary of $43,220 per year, and in 2010 they made $47,600 per year.

Salary percentiles for Surgical technicians in Minnesota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Minnesota, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of surgical technology. The pay differential between the highest paid s and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 66%

Average Salaries for Surgical technicians and related professions in Minnesota

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant
X Ray Technician

In Minnesota, s make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of s is increasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited surgical technology schools in Minnesota state is decreasing. In 2006, 172 students graduated from surgical technology courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 121 students graduated.

This represents a 30% decrease in the number of surgical technology degree or certificate school graduates in Minnesota state. A majority of these graduates, or 55%, graduated with an associate's degree in surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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