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WHY PC?
Experience, Opportunities & Results
  • The Experience
    • Accredited program recognized across the US
    • Small class sizes with one-on-one attention from instructors/professors
    • Qualified faculty with over 10 years of experience
    • Fast-paced learning environment
    • Adequate preparation for the certification exam
    • Direct assistance from the Program Director in obtaining employment
    • Preparation for employment with mock interviews and resume preparation
  • The Opportunities
    • Develop your skills through a perfect blend of classroom and hands-on learning experiences in the clinical lab
    • Externship opportunities with various facilities in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa to include hospitals and surgery centers
  • The Results
    • Obtained the skills and knowledge for success
    • Obtained an Associate degree or certificate in preparation for employment
    • Opportunity for employment in a rapidly growing field
Did you know?
  • Graduates can work in a hospital, surgery center, or physician’s office
  • Can climb the educational ladder in several different programs if desired– completing any of these programs comes with a pay increase
  • Graduates can complete available travel assignments all over the US including the Virgin Islands and Hawaii- those could be 8, 10, or 13 week assignments
  • After sufficient time, graduates can apply to companies that sell equipment and supplies used during surgery as a representative for the company (i.e. Zimmer, Smith and Nephew, Biomet, Ethicon)
  • After three years of work in the operating room, one can enter the education field and teach in a surgical technology program or become the Program Director.
  • Facilities may offer a sign on bonus of various amounts for new employees
  • Facilities may offer relocation assistance (within set mileage range) for new employees
  • http://www.ast.org/uploadedFiles/Main_Site/Content/Members/2016_Salary_Map.pdf- gives the approximate hourly pay per state as a surgical technologist
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