Medical Equipment Preparers

Job Description

Medical equipment preparers or sterile processing technicians organize and assemble surgical instrument trays and other sterilized supplies. They clean instruments, disinfecting and sterilizing them. They also examine equipment to find leaks, loose parts or other visible signs of wear. Medical equipment preparers may start equipment before it is used to make sure it is working properly, and maintain records of inventory and equipment use.

Academic Requirements

Community colleges and technical schools often offer sterile processing technician certificate programs that can prepare students for careers in the field.

Medical Equipment Preparers
$25-41
Thousand
Average
Salary
Low
Patient
Interaction
13.38%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
High School diploma or equivalent
Education
Required

Schools

Southeast Missouri State University

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, 63701

Washington University

1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, 63130
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