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Surgical Technology Schools In South Dakota

Surgical Technology classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited surgical technology schools in South Dakota. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of surgical technology and surgical technology training in South Dakota, which includes surgical technology training at the following levels:


  1. Presentation College

    1500 N Main, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280

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  2. Southeast Technical Institute

    2320 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57107-1301

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  3. Western Dakota Technical Institute

    800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018

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Professional Trends

South Dakota Vs. National Surgical Technology Employment

South Dakota 410
National 92,260

Of all of the s that work in the US, approximately 0% work in South Dakota state.

Employment Growth for Surgical technicians In South Dakota

430 420 370 430 410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Surgical Technology is a shrinking field in South Dakota. 20 less s were working in South Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of s has shrunk by 5%. 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 South Dakota

$32,400 $34,490 $36,060 $36,280 $35,820
$38,163 $39,417 $40,567 $40,767 $40,691
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Surgical Technology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to s are growing in South Dakota. In 2006 s made a mean salary of $32,400 per year, and in 2010 they made $35,820 per year.

Salary percentiles for Surgical technicians in South Dakota

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This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 71% pay differential between the highest paid s and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of surgical technology in South Dakota.

Average Salaries for Surgical technicians and related professions in South Dakota

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant
X Ray Technician

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

Educational Trends

Surgical Technology programs available for each degree type for all schools in South Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited surgical technology schools in South Dakota is decreasing. In South Dakota, there were 46 graduates in 2006. And there were 38 graduates from surgical technology courses in 2010.

This represents a 17% decrease in the number of surgical technology degree or certificate school graduates in South Dakota state. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Faculty Salaries in South Dakota

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