Blinn College launches new surgical technology program

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At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Blinn College announced its intent to launch a one-year surgical technology program, based at its Health Science Center in Bryan, that will help to meet workforce demand in the Brazos Valley.

The new Level II certificate program, which is in collaboration with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center—College Station, will begin offering courses in early 2017, and builds upon Blinn’s longstanding tradition of providing Bryan/College Station and the Central Texas region with highly trained health care and emergency services personnel. Surgical technologists are an integral part of the surgical care team, helping prepare for and assist during surgery.

According to a recent report from Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley, the local demand for surgical technologists is expected to increase 30 percent between 2012 and 2022, and surgical technologists can expect an hourly wage of $19.78 per hour.

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