Surgical Technologists are key to the success of surgical procedures. They work with surgeons, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team by ensuring a sterile and organized environment. Our program will train you to become an entry-level Surgical Tech and become a valuable member of a surgical team.

SFCC certified surgical technologist

Occupational Outlook

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics Employment Projections Program, employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 9% from 2020-2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

From the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) 2022 Annual Workforce Report, the vacancy and turnover rates among the majority of healthcare positions in Missouri continues to rise. The vacancy rate increased from 7.3% in 2018 to 17% in 2022. The vacancy rate had an increase of 87% from 2020 to 2022. Surgical Technologists are listed in the Top 10 Hospital Professions with the Highest Employee Vacancy and also the Top 10 Hospital Professions with the Highest Employee Turnover.

Salaries range in Missouri from $81,816 – $105,816 according to


SFCC’s Surgical Technology program is undergoing the accreditation process. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) will approve upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

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