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Surgical Technology Schools In Washington State

Surgical Technology classes faculty can choose to work at one of 8 accredited surgical technology schools in Washington State. The trends in Washington State'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. Bellingham Technical College

    3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599

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  2. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  3. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  4. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  5. Renton Technical College

    3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, Washington 98056-4123

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  6. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  7. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  8. Alpine College

    10020 E Knox Ave Ste 500, Spokane Valley, Washington 99206

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Surgical Technology Employment

Washington State 1,810
National 92,260

Of all of the s in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Surgical technicians In Washington State

1,490 1,350 1,530 1,710 1,810
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Surgical Technology is a growing field in Washington State. There were 320 more s working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of s has grown by 21%. This growth is faster 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 Washington State

$41,660 $42,920 $45,110 $45,910 $46,620
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Surgical Technology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by s is increasing in Washington State. s earned a yearly mean salary of $41,660 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $46,620 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Surgical technicians in Washington State

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Thus, s' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Washington State state, within the field of surgical technology, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid s earn 77% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Surgical technicians and related professions in Washington State

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant
X Ray Technician

In Washington State, 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 Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited surgical technology schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006 there were 94 surgical technology graduates from surgical technology courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 100 graduates.

Thus there was a 6% percent increase in the number of surgical technology school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. 60% of these graduates received an associate's degree in surgical technology.

Surgical Technology Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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