Take the next step in becoming a sterile processing technician. 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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical equipment preparers in the United States had a median salary of $38,800 per year ($18.65 per hour) in May 2020, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 14% between 2019 and 2029.