This program is designed to introduce students to the specialized skills performed by Central Processing Technicians, also known as Sterile Processing Technicians in a central service department of a healthcare facility.
The Objective of the Central Processing Technician is to prepare students for an excellent route to begin a career in the healthcare industry, by training candidates to provide vital support to all patient care services in a healthcare facility, where decontamination, sterilization, and processing of equipment, instruments and supplies is essential. The program prepares an individual to obtain CRCST certification exam.
Central Processing Technicians can expect good job growth of about 9% through 2030, which is faster than the national average for all occupations
This growth might be because of an aging population, who now need more healthcare services
The median annual wage for a Central Processing Technician was $38,220 in May 2021.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,490, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $60,300.
Central Processing Technicians carefully sterilize each medical instrument and piece of equipment to ensure the safety of the patients and medical staff.
(Monday - Thursday)
Clinical Hours Vary
The facilities that most often hire Central Processing Technicians include Hospitals, Surgical Centers, Doctors' Offices, and Outpatient Care Centers.
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