Sterile Processing Technician Careers
The job outlook for sterile processing technician careers is excellent. As the population grows and ages, the number of surgical procedures is expected to rise. According to United States Department of Labor, job opportunities for medical equipment preparers are expected to grow faster than average through 2024, with over 7,000 new jobs being added.
Sterile processing technician careers are rewarding and can lend a great deal of personal satisfaction. You may work behind the scenes in a hospital or ambulatory care setting, but you'll have a very important role in keeping patients and other healthcare professionals safe through infection control practices and aseptic procedures. If you're organized and have a passion for helping others, our program helps give you a strong start toward your goal of becoming a sterile processing technician.
- 7,000NEW JOBS
- The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts 7,000 new medical equipment preparers jobs through 2024.
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Data for Jobs not Covered in Detail, O*Net Online Summary Report for Medical Equipment Preparers (January 18, 2016)