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Online Surgical Technologist Bootcamp

Surgical Technologists are in high demand, presenting abundant job opportunities and avenues for career growth.

Whether you're just starting out or aiming to elevate your healthcare career, Health Tech Academy's online certification program prepares you for the skills, competencies and certification prep to get a job or get promoted.

Your path to a better future starts now.

Program Length

16 Weeks



Avg. Starting Salary


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This program is NOT available to students hoping to work in the following states: CT, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, NV, NY, OR, RI, SC, TN, WI.

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Get the knowledge and skills to launch your career as a surgical technologist, working alongside doctor’s, nurses, and other healthcare professionals during medical procedures.

  • Prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment
  • Sterilize and arrange surgical instruments for use in the procedure
  • Assist the surgical team by passing instruments and supplies during surgery
  • Monitor the patient’s vital signs during surgery and report any abnormalities
  • Keep accurate records of the surgical procedure, including the use of instruments and supplies
  • Dispose of used materials and equipment according to established guidelines
  • Ensure that the operating room is clean and well-maintained after each surgery

Begin the Self-Paced Bootcamp

Schedule your 1-1 Coaching Sessions

Complete your Learning and Assessments

Begin your Exams Preparation Course

Pass the Industry-Recognised Certification

Continued Support from Mentors and Career Services

About the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration and payment
  • Prior Experience in relevant field OR Bachelors Degree
Cost & Included Materials

Cost & Included Materials

  • $3,450
  • Self-Paced Online Program
  • Surgical Technology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition
  • NCCT TS-C exam fee
Student Services

Student Services

  • Mentorship from expert coaches
  • NCCT TS-C Certification Exam Prep
  • 6-month post-program access to career coaches
Clinical Requirements

Clinical Requirements

  • For Tech in Surgery Certification (TS-C) by NCCT, they are required to complete 125 Surgical Cases in 24 months of passing the certification exam

We are committed to guiding you every step of the way including the completion of the clinical requirements. However, please note that the responsibility to complete these requirements lies with you. We recommend researching for job posts and state requirements to ensure a seamless transition into the workforce upon graduation.

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Use/mention discount code HTA550 to get $550 discount. Full tuition payment only.



The above pricing estimate covers a 12-month payment plan, excluding a down payment.

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What Will I Learn?

Our surgical technologist bootcamp combines self-paced online learning and on-the-job training to prepare you to land a job within weeks.

  • Course 1: Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Course 2: Diagnostics, Infection Control, and Sterilization
  • Course 3: Treating the Surgical Patient
  • Course 4: Surgical Skills
  • Course 5: Surgical Techniques and Considerations
  • Course 6: Additional Surgical Techniques
  • Course 7: Professional Skills

Download the syllabus to view all courses and requirements.

Preparing for the Surgical Technologist Certification Exam

Our online program and expert coaching prepares you for a nationally-recognised surgical technologist certification(TS-C) by NCCT.

Student Support Resources

  • 1

    Education Resources

    1:1 Coaching, E-Books, Online platform, Procedure Videos, Skills Checklist, Practice Exams, Learning Kits, etc

  • 2

    Job Placement Resources

    Resume building, Interview preparation, Professional profile building, LinkedIn Optimization, Employability Training, Soft Skills Development, etc.

  • 3

    Clinical and Externship Resources

    Externship Guidance, Job Board Assistance, Employer Referrals, Potential Employer Communication Assets, etc.

Meet Your Surgical Technologist Instructor

  • Aleyda Hernandez is an esteemed Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology, bringing eight years of invaluable experience to her role. Specializing in orthopaedic surgery, she is a trusted preceptor for Surgical Technology students, guiding them towards excellence in their training. Aleyda's values are rooted in patient care, safety, and continuous learning, shaping her approach to education and operating room management. She holds an Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology, and beyond the surgical suite, she is deeply passionate about education and the transformative impact it can have on individuals and the healthcare industry.

Career Possibilities for Surgical Technologists

Surgical techs are in high demand, with job opportunities growing every day. Health Tech Academy’s bootcamp prepares you to work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and a variety of other healthcare facilities.

Physician Offices


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Most surgical technologists work in hospitals. They are responsible for preparing the operating room and equipment, sterilizing surgical instruments, and assisting the surgical team during procedures. They may also be responsible for monitoring patient vitals, transporting patients to and from the operating room, and maintaining accurate records of the procedure.

Average Annual Salary: $49,940

Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

Physician Offices

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Physician Offices

Surgical technologists working in physicians' offices typically assist doctors and other medical professionals with minor surgical procedures. They may be responsible for preparing the operating room, sterilizing equipment, and assisting during the procedure. They may also help to maintain patient records and ensure that the office and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained.

Average Annual Salary: $61,250

Dental Offices

Dental Offices

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Dental Offices

Surgical technologists working in dental offices primarily assist dentists and oral surgeons during minor surgical procedures, such as tooth extractions and dental implant placement. Their responsibilities may include preparing the patient and operating room, sterilizing instruments, and providing support during the procedure.

Average Annual Salary: $40,540

Outpatient Care Centers

Outpatient Care Centers

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Outpatient Care Centers

Surgical technologists working in outpatient care centers typically assist with a variety of minor surgical procedures, such as biopsies and endoscopies. They may be responsible for preparing the patient and operating room, sterilizing equipment, and assisting the surgical team during the procedure. They may also help to transport patients to and from the operating room and ensure that patient records are properly maintained.

Average Annual Salary: $48,570

Free Career Assessment

Is surgical tech the right career path for you? Take our free career assessment to determine which healthcare career path is the best fit for you.

*All salaries according to 2021 estimates released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.




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Surgical Technologist Program Comparisons

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Program & Tuition Cost $3,450 $2,000 to $10,000/year $8,000 to $19,000 per year
Books, Materials & Fees Included + $500 to $2,000 + $500 to $2,000
Certification Exams & Fees Included + $200 to $500 + $200 to $500
Job Ready Timeline 4-6 months 1 to 2 years 6 months – 2 years
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Surgical Technologist Bootcamp FAQs

What do Surgical Technologists do?

Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure that surgical procedures run smoothly and safely. They are responsible for preparing the operating room, sterilizing equipment, assisting with surgical procedures, and maintaining accurate records of the procedure.

How do I get my certification?

Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp, students should apply for the exam provided by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

What is NCCT TS-C certification?

NCCT TS-C certification is a nationally recognized credential for surgical technologists that demonstrates their proficiency in the field. It is awarded by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) to individuals who have completed a surgical technology program and passed a certification exam. Some states require surgical techs to be certified, while others do not; however many employers prefer those with certification

Are surgical technologists healthcare professionals?

Yes, surgical technologists are healthcare professionals who work closely with surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals to ensure that surgical procedures are performed safely and efficiently. They are responsible for preparing the operating room, sterilizing equipment, and assisting during procedures, among other important tasks.

What technology do I need to complete Health Tech Academy’s surgical tech training program?

Our surgical technologist bootcamp is 100% online, so you’ll need access to a computer, as well as a reliable internet connection.

How long is the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp?

Health Tech Academy’s surgical technologist training program is self-paced but designed to be completed over the course of 16 weeks. (That’s significantly less than other programs!)

Will the Surgical Technologist bootcamp help me get a job?

Absolutely! Surgical technologists are in high demand and Health Tech Academy’s team of career coaches are here to support you through the certification process, resume building, and mock interviews. Completing our bootcamp and earning your NCCT TS-C certification increases your chances of getting a job in the field, demnstrating your knowledge and skills to become a competent surgical technologist.

How much do surgical technologists make?

Salaries range based on certification status, experience, and location. The average annual salary of a medical assistant is $48,510. Completing Health Tech Academy’s Surgical Technologist Bootcamp can help improve your earning potential by giving you in-demand knowledge and skills, career mentorship, and prepare you to obtain the industry-recognized NCCT TS-C credential.

Do I need healthcare experience to start the Surgical Technologist Bootcamp?

No, you do not need healthcare experience to begin. Our training program is suitable for all learners and will provide you with the skills and confidence to launch your healthcare career as a surgical technologist.


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