If you want a career as a Surgical Technologist but also have an interest in management, this dual associate degree from Delta College is for you.
About the program
Delta College students have an option to add a second associate degree in General Management to the Surgical Technologist associate degree at the same time.
Generally, the business and management courses are completed prior to entering the Surgical Technologist program.
Careers and job outlook
If you’re interested in supervising or teaching in the Surgical Technologist field or if you want to manage a sterile packing office, you might consider this degree.
Most employment opportunities are in hospitals, but some surgical technologists work in outpatient care centers or in offices of physicians who perform outpatient surgery.
Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012- 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.
Surgical Technologists in Michigan earn an average of $42,480. The national average is $43,350.
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at www.bls.gov/ooh
What are students saying?
"You can never be completely prepared and I know I will encounter many challenges, but I am ready to tackle them head on!" – Angela Hunter
"My instructors taught me real life experiences that I can apply to my career. I feel confident and ready to go out into the working world." – Kelly Frendscho
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