Surgical Technology Schools in Nevada

Nationwide, surgical technologists average $20 per hour. Salaries vary based on where you work and the number of hours worked. Surgical techs in Nevada in Nevada make an average $39,000. Las Vegas surgical technologists make about $2,000 more a year than those working in Carson City.

Hospitals employ about two thirds of all surgical technology graduates. Surgical centers and doctors’ offices employ most of the rest. Certification from the Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologists is sometimes required for employment.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or CAAHEP recognizes the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, abbreviated to ARC/STSA as the group for accrediting surgical technology programs, including those in Nevada.

College of Southern Nevada

The major surgical technology school in Nevada is the College of Southern Nevada. The College of Southern Nevada offers an associate of applied science degree in surgical technology through the Ralph and Betty Englestad School of Health Sciences. The College of Southern Nevada surgical technology program is certified by the CAAHEP. After completing the roughly 62 credit hours and supervised clinical practice, graduates can take the national surgical technologist exam.

Western Nevada College

Western Nevada College in Carson City used to have a surgical technologist program, but it was cut due to budget constraints. Western Nevada College still offers certified nursing assistant, emergency medical services and phlebotomy courses.

Anthem Institute

Anthem Institute in Las Vegas has a surgical technologist program. Their school is certified by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Graduates earn a certificate, while their coursework prepares them for the National Center for Competency Testing certification exam. Surgical technologists take the Tech in Surgery Certified or TS-C exam.

Association of Surgical Technologists

Nevada recognizes the Association of Surgical Technologists as part of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting and National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting as the organization to set the standards for surgical technology schools in Nevada. These organizations require at least an associate’s degree to become a certified surgical technologist. You can take the exam if you have completed a Bachelor’s degree in nursing or allied health and took coursework on surgical technology.

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