Surgical technologists are key members of surgery teams who provide pre- and post-operative services as well as assistance during actual surgery.
The Midwest Institute Surgical Technology AAS Degree program teaches students the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology they need to know for their careers. They are introduced to operating room environments and receive hands-on training in sterilization techniques and instrumentation set-up and learn about surgical instruments and supplies. Students are also trained in basic surgical skills and laboratory procedures that support O.R. functions.
Our students learn first hand how technical skills, professionalism, attitude, and confidence affect their growth potential.
After successfully completing all required coursework, students are placed in unpaid Externships where they work under supervision with professional surgical teams.
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Surgical Technologist AAS Degree at Midwest Institute’s Earth City Campus
Becoming a surgical tech might just be one of the smartest moves you’ll ever make. Not only is the job highly interesting and personally rewarding, but it can be a springboard to becoming a surgical assistant, nurse, or other medical professional. Surgical technologists are key members of surgery teams who provide pre- and post-operative services as well as assistance during actual surgery. Our Earth City Campus is located in the St. Louis, MO, metropolitan area.
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Why Get Certified through Midwest Institute’s Surgical Technician Degree Program?
Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. As Baby Boomers age and require more surgical procedures, and as operating technology continues to become more streamlined and efficient, resulting in more surgical procedures, your new skills and education will be in demand.
Our surgical tech program thoroughly prepares you to certify following your completion of our ABHES accredited programs. The training you receive from dedicated instructors will prepare you to pass the National Certified Surgical Technologist examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Midwest Institute’s surgical tech program includes an unpaid externship, where you will begin real-life training in an O.R. with a professional surgical team.
Midwest Institute’s surgical technician training is one of the best ways to get the education and experience you need to start a successful career in the field. We have been training medical students for over 55 years, and Midwest Institute is well-respected within the medical community as an institution that delivers highly trained graduates.
What do Surgical Techs Do?
Surgical Technologists prepare the operating room, including the sterile field, setting up surgical equipment, supplies, and solutions. During surgery, surgical technologists pass instruments, fluids, and supplies to the surgeon and prepare and manage surgical equipment. They simultaneously manage the sterile field and specimens, as well as perform a count of sponges and supplies to prevent foreign retained objects.
*Extern hours are DAY ONLY- No evening externship available.
*All candidates must pass an entrance exam prior to enrollment.
*This program is offered only at the Earth City, MO. Campus
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