Sterile Processing Technician

Starting Salary

NC Triangle area

Median Annual Wage

NC Triangle area
% High school diploma or equivalent
% Some college, no degree

Job Outlook

+11 %
NC Triangle area

Annual Job Openings

NC Triangle area

A unsanitary medical facility threatens the health of everyone who enters it.

A chief responsibility of medical equipment preparers, or sterile processing technicians, is preparing, sterilizing, installing, and cleaning laboratory and health care equipment. This technician may also organize equipment and examine pieces for defects or malfunctions.

More information about this field is covered in the Central Sterile Processing Continuing Education course. This course introduces the primary responsibilities of a sterile processing technician and covers the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace as well as distribution of instruments, supplies, and equipment.