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Penn College Celebrates National Surgical Technologists Week


Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology Class of 2016 is joining hospitals and colleges throughout the country in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 20-26.

The occupation demands attention to detail and procedures. Surgical technologists provide care to surgical patients before, during and after surgery and are an integral part of the surgical team during surgery, working under the supervision of a surgeon to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of surgical procedures.

Students in Penn College’s surgical technology major join hospitals and colleges nationwide in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week. Front row, from left, are Michelle Acosta, Williamsport; Kelly M. Anderson, Montgomery; Kelly L. Jones, Camp Hill; Meghan E. Androsik, Perryopolis; Jessica K. McCloskey, Bellefonte; and Jon R. Tyler, Bloomsburg. Back row, from left, are Billie L. Snyder, Williamsport; Angelika Y. Goncharova, Boalsburg; Andrea L. Whitley, Nesquehoning; William A. Wyatt, Williamsport; Dezirae R. Dreese, Selinsgrove; Haley A. Rhinehart, Jersey Shore; Tiffany J. Hoffman, Troy; and Madison E. McCracken, Morrisdale.
Students in Penn College’s surgical technology major join hospitals and colleges nationwide in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week. Front row, from left, are Michelle Acosta, Williamsport; Kelly M. Anderson, Montgomery; Kelly L. Jones, Camp Hill; Meghan E. Androsik, Perryopolis; Jessica K. McCloskey, Bellefonte; and Jon R. Tyler, Bloomsburg. Back row, from left, are Billie L. Snyder, Williamsport; Angelika Y. Goncharova, Boalsburg; Andrea L. Whitley, Nesquehoning; William A. Wyatt, Williamsport; Dezirae R. Dreese, Selinsgrove; Haley A. Rhinehart, Jersey Shore; Tiffany J. Hoffman, Troy; and Madison E. McCracken, Morrisdale.

Penn College’s surgical technology major helps to prepare the graduate to take the national certification exam in surgical technology, to enter the workforce and to continue education.

The role of the surgical technologist was born during World War II, when the need for perioperative personnel was overwhelming and evolved into a separate allied health field. Today, the field of surgical technology is one of the fastest-growing professions in the country, with employment projected to grow 30 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To learn more about Penn College’s surgical technology program, call 570-327-4519.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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