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Surgical Technology Degrees

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Median Salary: $41,790

Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 30%

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with a certificate of completion, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Make surgery safe

Interested in being part of team that creates a safe surgical environment? In about a year, you could be ready to support the health and safety of patients with a certificate in surgical technology.

You could help maximize every patient’s well-being during invasive and diagnostic procedures.

If you want to work in this specialized segment of the healthcare field, Kirtland is the place for you to prepare for entry-level employment as a surgical technologist. You’ll be taught, coached and mentored by people who care. You won’t just find a job, you’ll have a career.

Who does well in it?

People who are:


What would you do?

be a part of a surgical team
monitor equipment
create a safe surgical environment

Be one of the Best of the Best

We promise you’ll be one of the best in your field and at the top of potential employers’ lists. For four years in a row, all of Kirtland’s surgical tech grads passed their statewide certification exams — that’s the entire duration of the program at Kirtland.

It’s really unusual for a college to have this high of a certification exam pass rate. The fact that we’ve sustained successful graduation rates in such a rigorous field for this length of time speaks to the quality of our program and our instructors.

Where would you work?

outpatient surgical centers
physician’s office

urgical technology degrees at Kirtland