What Can I Learn in a Surgical Technology Program?

Feb 21 2018

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Working in the field of medicine can be a very exciting and rewarding job! Many people love the medical environment but do not have the resources or time to commit to the long term education needed in order to work in the medical field as a doctor or a surgeon. A surgical technician is able to work in the medical field without having to dedicate 7-plus years toward schooling.

Here at Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) we offer an extensive program in Surgical Technology training that is compliant to the Association of Surgical Technologist Core Curriculum. You will be taught by expert instructors with years of professional experience..

In as little as 15 months you could earn your Associates in Specialized Technology degree and be ready to work with your fellow colleagues as an entry-level surgical technician. Sound too good to be true? Believe it because it is true!

What You Can Learn

Becoming a Surgical Technician is a journey that can lead to a potentially fulfilling career. You also have the opportunity to take away skills and practices that can last a lifetime. Some of those skills can include:
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  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Surgical pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Surgical procedures and techniques
  • Aseptic technique
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • Organizing the surgical suite
  • Preparing and draping the patient’s skin
  • Application of surgical dressings
  • Clinical externship
  • Much more

Different occupations require different skills, but our goal is to build your foundation and help you find success in any path you choose

Your Future Career

A career in surgical technology can be a challenging and satisfying career. You could earn the opportunity to meet a many people and help them daily. The possibility of your future careers could be in:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Organ Recovery
  • Surgery Centers
  • Eye Centers
  • Hair Clinics

Patient Care

A Surgical Technician is more involved with patients than one might think. You see the patient from beginning to end, with pre-operation and post-operation. This gives you the opportunity to build relationships and to work on patience. It is your job to create a sense of calmness and confidence in what might be a scary situation for the patient.

Gain Confidence

Surgical technician working on monitor
With a career like this, you will most likely be pushed and challenged each day. A career that involves constant care and precision can be so fulfilling. Each day you can prove to yourself your capabilities and in turn can gain a higher level of confidence.

Begin Your Journey

Pittsburgh Career Institute’s Surgical Technology program has been the first step for many successful Surgical Technicians. Our institute provides resources to support successful students. It’s time to follow your passion and change your life. Begin your journey today!

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