The Career Colleges of America in California, Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting in Tennessee and the San Jacinto College in Texas offer competitive surgical technology programs. Other institutions with a high number of graduates in surgical technology include the Dover Business College in New Jersey and Southeastern College in Florida.
The Massachusetts Bay Community College, the Anthem Institute with several campuses and the Pennsylvanian Pittsburgh Technical Institute produce highly skilled surgical technologists. Other reputed institutions offering surgical technology programs include the New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, Career Networks Institute in California and the Premiere Career College, also in California.
The Baker College of Flint in Michigan, American College of Healthcare in California and the Macomb Community College in Michigan also offer surgical technology programs. Numerous community colleges and trade schools across the nation offer surgical technology programs.
Surgical technology programs take between nine and 24 months to culminate in a certificate, diploma or degree. The curriculum includes subjects such as physiology, anatomy, sterile techniques and surgical pharmacology. Surgical technicians work under the supervision of more qualified medical personnel to prepare surgical rooms and provide support to surgeons. As of 2015, surgical technologists get an average of $38,000 per year, but their salaries depend on job location, experience and level of education.