16 hours per week
If you have a keen attention to detail and a desire to contribute to the success of a team, you share qualities with the folks who are the lifeline of every medical institution – sterile processing technicians.
Sterile processing technicians are vital to the operation of medical facilities. As a sterile processing technician, you are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, disinfecting and sterilizing all the equipment used in medical facilities and ensuring that patients receive safe and effective care. A typical hospital reuses tens of thousands of medical instruments every month. Each instrument requires special cleaning and maintenance — that’s where sterile processing technicians come in.
After earning your Sterile Processing Technician Certificate, you’ll have the skills needed to enter the medical industry and jumpstart your career in healthcare. Pursuing a career as a sterile processing technician lands you in a fast-paced and constantly evolving field with ample opportunities for growth and advancement, all while driving the safety and effectiveness of medical care, contributing to successful patient outcomes.
NUMBER OF STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN JOB OPENINGS PER YEAR
NUMBER OF STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIANS EMPLOYED IN 2021
MEDIAN HOURLY SALARY
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Sterile processing technicians in the 90th percentile of earners in their field make more than $30 per hour.
-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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