Tyler Junior College

Surgical Technology

Employment Opportunities

Many Surgical Technologists are employed in the following departments:

  • Operating rooms
  • Delivery rooms
  • Cast rooms
  • Emergency rooms
  • Ambulatory care centers
  • Central supply departments
  • Management roles in surgical services
  • Home health
  • Private scrub role
  • Private physicians offices
  • Medical sales
  • Cardiac catheterization labs
  • Instructors/directors in Surgical Technology Programs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Surgical Technology is one of the fastest growing professions and is expected to increase 43 percent in the next 5-10 years. Career opportunities and job placements have never been better than they are now and the future continues to look even brighter.


Salaries vary in areas of the United States and are based on shift work, job responsibilities, and job experience. The average starting salary nationally is $26,000 to $35,000. The average starting salary locally is $21,000 to $28,000.

Surgical Technology Contact Information

Sherry Seaton
Department Chair
Office: RNHS-250

Email: ssea@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2962

Advising contact: 903-510-2662