Sterile Processing Technician

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Your Entry to the Operating Room

Are you looking for a hands-on job that will give you an inside peek at the medical world? With the sterile processing technician certification course from Nebraska Methodist College, you can enter a field that puts you in a hospital setting in a matter of weeks.

Sterile processing technicians have a crucial role to play in surgery. As a technician, you'll be responsible for cleaning and sterilizing surgical equipment before and after procedures.

A rewarding position in and of itself, sterile processing is a great entry point for individuals who want to pursue a career in the operating room. The transition to surgical technologist and other positions is natural, and students can choose to work throughout college while they pursue a degree in allied health.

Program Information

  • Non-credit, online course with hands-on clinicals held at Methodist Hospital
  • Six weeks to complete
  • Successful students will receive a course completion certificate and become eligible to take the the Sterile Processing Technician exam through The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD)
  • Students who pass the CBSPD exam will be entitled to use CSPDT credentials.

Sterile Processing Technician Salary & Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical equipment preparers in the United States had a median salary of $33,330 per year ($16.02 per hour) in May 2015, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 14% between 2014 and 2024.

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