Surgical Technology is an occupation that demands attention to detail and procedures. Surgical technologists provide care to surgical patients before, during and after surgery, and act as an integral part of the surgical team during surgery. Penn College's Surgical Technology major prepares the graduate to take the national certification exam in surgical technology, to enter the workforce, and to continue education.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for surgical technologists was $41,790 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,710, and the top 10 percent earned more than $60,240.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||67,230||$20.53||$42,700|
|Offices of Physicians||11,720||$21.88||$45,500|
|Outpatient Care Centers||8,560||$21.91||$45,560|
|Offices of Dentists||4,120||$19.45||$40,460|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Special Admissions Requirement
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Students accepted into the Surgical Technology major will incur expenses for uniforms, malpractice insurance, clearances and certifications, etc. See the complete list.
Clubs & Activities
Student Society of Surgical Technologists
Students are encouraged to join the Student Society of Surgical Technologists (SSST)
Notice of Conviction
Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.
Surgical Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.