Surgical Tech School Tips

Surgical Tech Schools are popping up everywhere. 

Before you decide to choose a surgical tech school or program, get as much information as you possibly can.

If there is more than one surgical tech school/program in your area, get information from all of them and compare the details and facts of each school/program to ensure you are making the best choice for YOU.

Some important details to consider and questions to ask when researching a Surgical Tech School include:

  • Program Length - can be as short as several months to as long as 2 or more years.

  • Cost - Surgical Tech programs can cost as little as a few thousand dollars to as much as over thirty thousand dollars. (yes that's $30k)

  • Location 

  • Course schedule, days and hours of the week

  • Financing options - student or bank loans, "in-house"  financing, payment plans, etc.

  • What are the loan repayment terms?

  • Are there any Surgical Tech Student Scholarships available?

  • All expenses; including tuition, books, application fees, lab fees, medical supplies, scrubs, etc.

  • Accreditation Status

  • Are previous college credits required?

  • Is there an entrance exam?

  • Does the Surgical Tech Program/School offer job placement assistance?

Of course those are only a few factors to consider when choosing a Surgical Tech School or Program.

Training to become a surgical tech takes discipline and motivation. 

Surgical Tech School is not like a general college course or program of study.

Surgical Technology is a specialized medical program where you will learn to work as a key member of the operating room team.

Surgical Tech Schools & Programs are designed to provide you with the necessary skills required to start a career in surgery.

Make sure you are serious about completing a Surgical Tech School or program before you invest thousands of dollars.

It can be very exciting to get into a surgical tech program and you will receive a specialized education in Surgical Technology. 

Make sure you ask as many questions about the surgical tech program you are interviewing before you make a final decision.

The counselors and surgical tech program coordinators, directors, instructors, and even the students are some of your best resources for information about the surgical tech school you are interested in.

Remember one very important point about choosing a surgical tech school before you start your career training in surgical technology.

  • The surgical tech school you go to will determine the type of National Certification you may receive.

If you'd like more information about becoming a Surgical Tech, take a look at the FAQ page (frequently asked questions), visit any of the links on our site or contact us.

You should also take a look at the Surgical Tech Success Handbook.

There is an entire section on "Choosing the Right Surgical Tech School or Program" in section 5 of the Surgical Tech Success Handbook


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