5 reasons to get started in surgical technology

If you love the idea of working in the medical field, making a difference, and saving lives, a career in surgical technology can be a great way to get started in the healthcare industry.

Here are 5 reasons why a career in surgical technology could be perfect for you.

1. Launch a career – fast!

Most employers only require a certificate or associate degree to work in this position. At Austin Community College, you can prepare to become a surgical technologist in less than two years.

2. Excellent job security

The world of surgical technology is advancing rapidly. That means more procedures are being performed more frequently.  Job availability is something you won’t have to worry about. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15 percent increase in demand through 2024.

3. Exciting work settings

No two days are the same for a surgical tech. Surgical technologists assist operating-room teams before, during, and after surgeries. Each patient and procedure will vary from the next.

4. Competitive salaries

You’ll make a great living. According to market reports,  the median annual salary for surgical techs in 2016 was $45,160.

5. Make a difference

You’ll be part of a team that changes patients’ lives for the better.

For more information about this and other healthcare careers, visit ACC’s Health Sciences Area of Study page at austincc.edu/healthsciences

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