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. Register for upcoming classes at least one week prior to the class start date.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical equipment preparers in the United States had a median salary of $42,420 per year ($20.40 per hour) in May 2021, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 14% between 2019 and 2029.