Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Central Sterile Technician

About Central Sterile Processing

The Central Sterile Processing Technician is a medical professional who specializes in stocking, sterilizing, packaging, and preparing the tools and equipment that are used in surgical procedures. Proficient Central Sterile Technicians can greatly ease the burdens and stresses on surgeons and physicians performing difficult emergency procedures Technicians frequently take inventory of surgical tools and accessories and obtain additional supplies when needed.

Employment Outlook

There is a strong demand for qualified Central Sterile Technicians in hospitals, stand-alone surgical centers, dental clinics, medical clinics, doctors’ offices, and nursing homes worldwide. According to the US Department of Labor Statistics, medical equipment preparers earn an average mean salary of around $30,000 per year.

What are the requirements to enter the Central Sterile Technician program?

  •  High school diploma or High School Equivalency certificate

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