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Surgical Technologist Schools in Iowa

There are seven schools in the state of Iowa offering surgical technologist programs. In 2010, 72 students graduated with degrees from Iowa surgical technologist schools. 57 of all these students graduated with certificates and 15 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

74 students graduate from surgical technologist programs in Iowa, on average, each year. Of those, 57 students graduated with certificates in surgical technology and 15 with an associate's level degree.

Seven surgical technologist schools are located in this state. And out of these, while one school is private, six schools are public. Public surgical technologist school tuition varies from $3,204 to $4,876.

Average tuition for surgical technologist programs is $3,747. While the lowest tuition in Iowa is at Des Moines Area Community College, the highest tuition for surgical technologist programs, which is $4,876 each year, is at Iowa Lakes Community College.

Iowa schools offer certificates and associates degrees for students pursing surgical technologist.

Surgical Technologist Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

74 students graduate from surgical technologist programs in Iowa, on average, each year. Of those, 57 students graduated with certificates in surgical technology and 15 with an associate's level degree.

Surgical Technologist Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 85
  • Certificate 2007: 91
  • Certificate 2008: 62
  • Certificate 2009: 63
  • Certificate 2010: 57
  • Associate 2006: 14
  • Associate 2007: 20
  • Associate 2008: 14
  • Associate 2009: 15
  • Associate 2010: 15

Surgical Technologist Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 12 programs in surgical technology. Of these programs, about 58.3% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level.

Surgical Technologist Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 7
  • Associate: 5

Career Trends

Surgical Technologists — Salary by Percentile

Surgical Technologists — Salary by Percentile

Surgical Technologists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27710
  • 25th Percentile: 31470
  • Median: 35790
  • 75th Percentile: 40800
  • 90th Percentile: 46160

Career Trends

Surgical Technologists — Employment Trend

Surgical Technologists — Employment Trend

Surgical Technologists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33270
  • Median Salary 2007: 33580
  • Median Salary 2008: 34700
  • Median Salary 2009: 35130
  • Median Salary 2010: 35790
  • Total Employed 2006: 630
  • Total Employed 2007: 600
  • Total Employed 2008: 620
  • Total Employed 2009: 630
  • Total Employed 2010: 580

Iowa vs National Surgical Technologist Employment

Iowa vs National Surgical Technologist Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.629% (580)

Surgical Technologist Schools in Iowa

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1. The Mercy College of Health Sciences

928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239
(515) 643-3180

The Mercy College of Health Sciences, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Des Moines, IA. It offers two programs in surgical technology. Specifically, this school offers students one certificate in surgical technology and one degree at the associate's level in surgical technology. This school ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

2. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College offers two programs in surgical technology. More specifically, students are offered one surgical technologist certificate by it and one associate's level surgical technology degree. This community college, which is 3.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Sioux City, IA. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in surgical technology.

3. The Eastern Iowa Community College District

306 W River Dr
Davenport, IA 52801-1221
(563) 336-3300

The Eastern Iowa Community College District is located in the center of Davenport. It offers two surgical technologist programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in surgical technology to students and one associate's level surgical technology degree. It is a public 2-year institution. This big college is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in surgical technology.

4. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College offers two programs in surgical technology. Of those, it offers one certificate in surgical technology to students and one associate's level degree in surgical technology. This college, which is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering surgical technologist programs.

5. Iowa Western Community College

2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-1057
(712) 325-3200

Iowa Western Community College, which is near the center of the city, is in Council Bluffs, IA and it offers one program in surgical technology. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This medium-sized college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering surgical technology.

6. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in Estherville, IA. It offers two programs in surgical technology. Out of those, students are offered one surgical technologist certificate by it and one surgical technologist degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering surgical technologist programs.

7. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa and it offers one surgical technologist program. 24,658 students seek degrees in 98 Des Moines Area Community College programs, overall. This college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering surgical technologist programs.