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Hillsborough County Surgical Tech Schools

If you like the idea of assisting surgeons in a clean and professional health care environment, your search for surgical tech schools in Hillsborough County (Tampa Bay area) that offer hands-on training can begin with Everest University in Brandon.

What Does a Surgical Technologist Do?

Surgical assistants, often called scrubs, are skilled team members who assist surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical professionals during surgery procedures. With training, you can learn how to prepare an operating room for patients. You will also learn how to organize and maintain operating room instruments and equipment. Additional surgical technology job responsibilities may include cleaning operating rooms and making sure supplies are restocked.

Surgical Technologist Training Courses

Everest's Surgical Technologist program provides training in:

  • Medical Terminology.
  • Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology.
  • Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Diseases of the Human Body.
  • Surgical Technology.
  • And more.

Where Do Surgical Techs Work?

Your surgical technologist training may provide a number of entry-level career opportunities, which include hospitals, delivery rooms, clinics, surgical centers, and physician or dental offices.

Surgical Technologists in Florida

In 2011, Florida surgical technologists earned a starting yearly average wage of $27,800. The median annual wage for this same year averaged $32,400. During 2008, the state of Florida employed 5,930 surgical technologists. This number is expected to increase by 28 percent from 2008 to 2018.

Surgical Tech Associations

Joining a surgical tech association may offer certain benefits, like helping you learn about new job openings, providing opportunities to meet industry professionals, and the opportunity to advance your career through certification or continuing education.

Regional surgical tech associations include:

If you are a resident of Florida's Tampa Bay area, Everest University's Brandon campus provides one of the area's popular surgical tech schools. Attend today and train for success.

Everest Campuses

  • Everest University - Brandon

    3924 Coconut Palm Drive
    Tampa, FL 33619

    Phone: (813) 621-0041
    Fax: (813) 623-5769


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