Surgical Tech Schools, Training and Imagine America Scholarships
Imagine America works with career colleges and surgical tech schools across the United States to help students become surgical technologists. The field of health care itself is expected to grow at an impressive 6 percent rate between 2021 and 2031. The need for surgical technologists is predicted to grow by a rate of 15 percent, which is still more than twice the national average for other fields. Many students pursue this type of training because it pays well (the average salary in 2021 was $48,510 per year). In addition, many surgical technologist programs can be completed in about 12 months or so, which is a benefit if you aren’t interested in pursuing a four-year program.
Are you ready to learn more about surgical tech training and scholarships? All you have to do is use this listing to pick your school and view your options. Once you reach out to all the schools near you, take a moment to download the Imagine America mobile app. That way, you can easily start your scholarship application for up to $1,000 toward your tuition at any participating surgical tech schools.
201 New Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308
- Surgical Technology
7270 Madison Avenue, Suite 103, Temecula, CA 92590
- Surgical Technology
What’s it like working as a surgical technologist?
Surgical techs help set up operating rooms where patients are about to undergo a procedure. They’ll get the instruments and equipment ready for the physicians. And they’ll usually assist during procedures and afterward as well. Sometimes, heavy lifting can be required, depending on the medical supplies used.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that 70 percent of surgical techs worked in hospitals. But your city may have a mix of outpatient and hospital environments where you can apply to work. That’s why it’s important to meet with your school adviser — no matter where you enroll — to discuss which local employers they work with to help graduates get jobs.
Are you ready to move forward and pursue a career as a surgical tech? Are you eager to apply for scholarship money for tuition? If so, just use our handy listing to narrow your options and compare programs. Then, download our app, and start your journey toward a new career in the growing field of health care today.