Surgical technicians support surgeons during the entirety of an operation and are responsible for preparing the room and the patient beforehand. If you love helping people, are good at handling pressure, and enjoy learning about new tools and technology, consider how the following surgical technician schools in Kansas could prepare you for this entry-level health care job.
All of the Kansas surgical technician training programs and schools below are accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs). Even still, you'll want to do further research before choosing one, as each offers something a little different.
After you graduate from any of the above surgical technologist schools in Kansas, you'll be able to sit for the national certification examination overseen by the NBTSA. Upon passing, you'll get to use their CST (Certified Surgical Technologist) credential.
Each of the programs highlighted above is slightly different. However, all of them involve the following:
Before graduation, students are expected to perform their role in a live scenario with an actual surgeon. Students also receive experience working with the tools that they need to use in their role. This includes learning how to clean them and how to prepare the clinical environment before surgery so it is sterile.
While there aren't strict requirements for certification, it's become an expectation that graduates of surgical tech schools in Kansas go on to become certified by the NBTSA. While all of the aforementioned surgical technician schools in Kansas prepare you for this exam, know that your application must include:
Review the Examination Content Area beforehand for a better idea of what is on the exam.
Other resources that are important to take advantage of before and after you choose from the above list of Kansas surgical technician training programs and schools include:
Finally, CST practice examinations are a good way to prepare for this important test.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Kansas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Surgical Technologists relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org
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