Surgical Tech Schools Kansas

Get started with your new career in healthcare today and learn how to become a surgical technician / technologist (surgical tech) in Kansas.

We have information on all the top accredited surgical tech programs, certification/ licensing requirements, and salaries and employment data for aspiring surgical technicians in Kansas.

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How to become a Surgical Tech in Kansas

A career as a surgical technician offers great income potential and excellent job prospects with growth of over 11% projected between 2016 and 2024.

In order to become a surgical technician in Kansas you will need to complete an accredited surgical tech program. Surgical tech programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) as well as the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

A high school diploma or similar is typically a requirement for admittance into such programs. Some schools may require certain subjects such as biology or math’s as a prerequisite. Additionally you may be required to undergo some background checks and health screening as part of the admittance process.

Most surgical tech programs will typically take between 9 months and 2 years to complete depending on whether it is a certificate or degree program.

Once you have graduated from an accredited program you can then choose to sit the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification exams to become a Certified Surgical Technologist. Certification is not essential but it is generally preferred by employers and will help greatly with career advancement.

As of yet licensing for surgical technicians is only a requirement in a small number of states including Colorado, Illinois, Washington, Indiana, and DC.

Accredited Surgical Tech Programs in Kansas

CollegeMetro AreaWebsite
Hutchinson Community CollegeHutchinsonhutchcc.edu
Neosho County Community CollegeOttawaneosho.edu
Seward County Community CollegeLiberalsccc.edu
Washburn Institute of TechnologyTopekawashburn.edu
Wichita Area Technical CollegeWichitawatc.edu

Before you enroll in any surgical tech school it is strongly recommended that you confirm that it is fully accredited.

There are currently 5 accredited surgical technician programs in Kansas – listed above.

You can also view the map below for more information on surgical technician programs in Kansas.

Surgical Tech Salary Kansas

Average Salary$40,690
Hourly Wage$19.56
Top 10% of Earners$56,760
Bottom 10% of Earners$29,260
# Employed1,070

According to the most up to date Bureau of Labor Statistics data released in March 2018 the average surgical technician salary in Kansas is $40,690 – 15% less than the national average of $48,060.

This  represents an hourly wage of $19.56.

Those in the top pay brackets for the profession in Kansas earn an average salary of $56,760 whilst those in the lower pay brackets and in entry level positions earn an average of $29,260 per annum.

There are currently 1,070 persons working as surgical technicians in Kansas.

Kansas Surgical Tech Employment and Salaries by Metro Area

The table below details salary and employment levels for surgical technicians in the main cities and metro areas in Kansas.

As can be seen from the table the highest average salaries for surgical techs in Kansas are in the Wichita area whilst the highest number of surgical tech jobs are in Wichita.

Metro AreaAverage SalaryTop 10%Bottom 10%# Employed
Topeka$32,530$40,420$23,840-
Wichita$39,560$51,880$29,250190

Surgical Tech V’s Related Careers

The table below compares average surgical technician salary and employment in Kansas with salary levels for related healthcare careers in the state.

 Salary# Employed
Surgical Technologist$40,6901,070
Medical Assistant$31,1604,740
Nursing Assistant$25,29022,590
Dental Assistant$35,6102,860
EMT Paramedic$30,9404,600
Pharmacy Technician$29,560110
Respiratory Therapy Tech$45,88090
Veterinary Technician$31,580740
Phlebotomy Technician$32,6901,030

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