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Stark State College Careers

Stark State College can put you on the fast track to an in-demand career that helps you make a difference.

Know someone heading into the operating room, for instance? Nearly a quarter of reported infections associated with health care are related to surgery – impacting your mortality, the length of your hospital stay and the amount of your bill. Stark State programs train the staff who help make your surgery safe and successful, programs that include:

  • Surgical technology trains health professionals who work under the direction of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room is safe, the equipment functions properly, and the operative procedure is conducted in a sterile environment to maximize patient safety.
  • Surgical assisting trains highly skilled, rigorously credentialed surgical professionals who assist the surgeon during surgery.
  • Medical instrument sterilization technicians perform critical safety tasks that prevent infection and the spread of illnesses, working behind the scenes to ensure equipment and instruments are properly cleaned, sterilized and packaged. Stark State’s medical instrument sterilization program consists of both course work (online) and practical experience (at hospitals or surgical centers). Graduates are eligible to sit for a certification exam.

Stark State grads also keep an eye to their future when it comes to a career in the critical mission of keeping eyesight sharp:

  • Ophthalmic technology
    Ophthalmic technicians work under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist (who treats disorders and diseases of the eye), taking medical histories and visual acuity measurements; performing basic procedures and testing; doing visual field testing, refractometry, contact lenses, instrument maintenance; and assisting the doctor with minor eye surgeries. Stark State offers three program options: an associate degree, a one-year certificate and a career enhancement certificate. Graduates are eligible to take credentialing exams.

Other Stark State programs put the spotlight on a different kind of community care, such as:

  • Human services community corrections major
    Focusing on rehabilitation, the criminal justice field has shifted to an emphasis on community social services for nonviolent offenders rather than incarceration. Administered by agencies or courts with legal authority, community corrections programs oversee offenders outside of jail or prison. With this degree, you’ll be trained to work in the corrections field as a correctional officer or work in a correctional facility such as a halfway house or rehabilitation facility.
  • Government and legal studies
    You’ll assist government agencies in preparing documents as well as conducting research, providing customer service and performing a variety of other tasks in a government office. You can expect civil service job opportunities at the city, county and state levels.

To learn more about Stark State’s 230-plus degrees and certificates that can put you on the path to an immediate career or a bachelor’s degree, visit

Stark State College Careers

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