Surgical Technologist in Texas

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Schools Offering Surgical Technology Programs in Texas

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Texas students graduate with certificates in surgical technology. In other words, every year an estimated 664 surgical technologists graduate from Texas' 45 surgical technologist schools.

Top Schools

Concorde Career Institute, which is located in Arlington, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a surgical technologist program. It received a ranking of 62nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 42 students graduated from Concorde Career Institute's surgical technologist program.

The Academy of Health Care Professions, which was ranked 62nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a surgical technologist program. It is located in Houston. In 2010, 5 students graduated from The Academy of Health Care Professions surgical technologist program.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a surgical technologist program is Iverson Business School and Court Reporting, which is located in Arlington. In 2010, it was ranked 68th nationwide. In 2010, Iverson Business School and Court Reporting graduated 3 students from its surgical technologist programs. Tuition at Iverson Business School and Court Reporting was $0 per year.


Surgical technologist schools in Texas, charge students an average tuition of $2,802 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $25,782 per year, or as little as $1,024 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas surgical technologist schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sanford-Brown College - located in Houston, students are charged $25,782 per year
  2. Sanford-Brown College - located in Dallas, students are charged $15,306 per year
  3. Virginia College-Austin - located in Austin, students are charged $11,800 per year

The surgical technologist schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Texas were:

  1. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  2. North Central Texas College - located in Gainesville, students are charged $1,104 per year
  3. Paris Junior College - located in Paris, students are charged $1,164 per year

A surgical technologist certificate from a Texas school... what next?

Most people who graduate from surgical technologist school in Texas go on to work as a surgical technologist. 8,650 surgical technologists were working in Texas in 2010. The Texas counties with the largest populations of surgical technologists are:

  1. Austin County - 2,030 surgical technologists
  2. Collin County - 1,590 surgical technologists
  3. Atascosa County - 850 surgical technologists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 10,350 surgical technologists will be working in Texas state. This would require the number of surgical technologists to grow by 34%.


On average, a surgical technologist earns a salary of $40,200 per year in Texas state. However, Texas surgical technologists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,810 per year to more than $65,650 per year in 2010. On average a surgical technologist earns the most in the following Texas counties:

  1. Austin County - $45,220 per year
  2. Cooke County - $44,970 per year
  3. Johnson County - $42,570 per year

A surgical technologist in the following counties in Texas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bell County - $28,500 per year
  2. Callahan County - $30,780 per year
  3. Andrews County - $31,570 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in surgical technology. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or health science.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Surgical Technology in Texas
  • Certificate in Surgical Technology in Texas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,548 miles from location MedVance Institute-Houston North Houston TX n/a n/a n/a
6,740 miles from location Brown Mackie College-San Antonio San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,741 miles from location Concorde Career Institute San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,616 miles from location Concorde Career Institute Dallas TX n/a n/a n/a
6,632 miles from location MedVance Institute-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,619 miles from location Collin County Community College District McKinney TX 11.5039 n/a 24,872
6,608 miles from location Blinn College Brenham TX 12.7436 n/a 17,173
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,734 miles from location St. Philip's College San Antonio TX 8.72207 n/a 11,008
6,936 miles from location South Plains College Levelland TX 9.63264 n/a 10,011
6,637 miles from location North Central Texas College Gainesville TX 6.99605 n/a 9,156
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,620 miles from location El Centro College Dallas TX 8.41391 n/a 9,072
6,568 miles from location Trinity Valley Community College Athens TX 17.4138 n/a 7,012
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,701 miles from location Texas State Technical College Harlingen Harlingen TX 16.937 n/a 5,988
6,660 miles from location Temple College Temple TX 8.53874 n/a 5,659
6,543 miles from location Paris Junior College Paris TX 13.1909 n/a 5,580
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,935 miles from location Cisco College Cisco TX 12.0718 n/a 4,260
6,894 miles from location Howard College Big Spring TX 15.8753 n/a 3,984
6,757 miles from location Vernon College Vernon TX 16.5378 n/a 3,163
6,465 miles from location Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur TX 8.75269 n/a 2,208
6,515 miles from location Galveston College Galveston TX 12.9264 n/a 2,167
6,559 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Houston TX 20.0575 n/a 1,513
6,624 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Dallas TX 25.6695 100% 1,183
6,684 miles from location Virginia College-Austin Austin TX 10.1155 n/a 865
6,638 miles from location Concorde Career Institute Arlington TX 38.0317 100% 798
6,631 miles from location High-Tech Institute-Dallas Irving TX 22.2591 n/a 746
7,182 miles from location Kaplan College El Paso TX 25.7689 n/a 701
6,555 miles from location Medvance Institute-Houston Houston TX 26.1873 n/a 516
6,551 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Houston TX 18.3617 n/a 505
6,740 miles from location Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio TX 14.1132 100% 458
6,535 miles from location The Academy of Health Care Professions Houston TX 37.5341 100% 392
6,637 miles from location Iverson Business School and Court Reporting Arlington TX 31.7279 n/a 137

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Surgical Technologists + 8,650 $40,200 32.9%

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