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Carrington College in Phoenix Announces New Surgical Technology Program

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New program will address the shortage of professionally trained surgical technologists and help students build rewarding careers

PHOENIX - eTradeWire -- Carrington College in Phoenix is proud to announce a new Surgical Technology Associate of Science degree program that will prepare students for assisting in operations alongside surgeons, registered nurses and other members of a surgical team.

The new Surgical Technology Associate of Science degree program combines hands-on training with career-focused instruction. Within the classroom and a new, simulated operating room lab suite, students will learn a variety of surgical procedures and how to prepare for and function in surgery, as well as sterilize equipment for operating room use. The surgical technologist student will take on-campus training to an actual operating room where they will work closely with surgeons, registered nurses and anesthesiologists on real-life patients.

"Surgical technologists are a critical part of a surgery team, especially given our current environment and demand for more medical professionals," said Campus Director, Frank Marranzini. "Working with well-trained, knowledgeable technologists can significantly impact the outcome of a surgical case, from the success of the surgery itself to the turnover time of an operating room," added Marranzini. "The addition of this program at our campus will benefit both hospitals and patients by training future employees that are well-educated and reliable. We're proud to provide this much-needed program to our local community."

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The Associate of Science degree program in Surgical Technology may be completed in a few as 15 months. It combines laboratory practice with real-world clinical experience to teach students important concepts and skills relating to surgical routines, asepsis, communication and post-operative care.

Surgical technologists are qualified to work in a variety of settings including hospitals and specialized surgical clinics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook through 2028 for surgical technologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations as a result of advances in medical technology and more operations being used to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.

Learn more about Carrington College's Surgical Technology program (https://carrington.edu/program/surgical-technology).

For more information on program outcomes, please visit carrington.edu/admissions/student-consumer-information

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About Carrington College
Established in 1967, Carrington College empowers students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. The college offers programs which prepare students for careers in the medical, dental, veterinary, criminal justice and industrial trade fields. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). Additional information can be found at www.accjc.org.

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