Surgical Technology

Job Market

Surgical Technologists are among the top 20 fastest growing occupations in Alameda County. Wages for a Surgical Technologist in the Tri-Valley area range from $45,760 to $58,580 per year. California Employment Development Department Labor Market Information Division (LMID) indicates that in 10 year projections, surgical technology will grow by 24.5% in the State of California. In 2007, the California average annual mean wage is $36,857 for entry level workers, and $55,183 for experienced workers. Current job announcements in the Bay Area indicate starting salaries at $44,616. Experienced workers are able to earn $56,388 and substantially more given overtime and shift differentials. Within commuting distance to the Las Positas College Surgical Technology program, the following LMID data provides illustration of growth:

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Alameda County
San Joaquin County
Santa Clara County
Contra Costa County
San Francisco County


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