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A career as a Sterile Processing Technician represents a path to success in the fast-growing healthcare industry! As the healthcare field continues to grow, so does the need for Sterile Processing Technicians who prepare and provide the clean, sterile, properly functioning instruments used daily in surgeries and medical procedures. As a Sterile Processing Technician, you’ll be confident in your aseptic technique skills, coupled with your knowledge of medical and surgical terminology, surgical instruments, and documentation and record maintenance.

Prepare for your Sterile Processing Technician Certification

In addition to earning your Sterile Processing Technician Certificate through U.S. Career Institute, when you graduate from our online sterile processing technician school, you’ll be eligible to take your Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification exam, administered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. You are not required to take a certification exam, however, taking this additional step can help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your CRCST knowledge. Other requirements apply – see our Sterile Processing Technician – Career and Certification page for details.

Your CRCST exam fee is included in your tuition - up to a $150 value†.

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Why Choose Sterile Processing Technician?

You can be a vital part of the medical care team! And the healthcare industry is growing. The ever-increasing number of patients and hospital admissions is driving growth in healthcare services. It takes a lot of support to prepare, clean and sterilize all the equipment and instruments to be used during medical and surgical procedures. That's why Sterile Processing Technicians are in-demand.

Sterile Processing Techs will have consistent job opportunities as long as sterile equipment is required. They are essential to surgical centers and operating rooms all across the country and around the world. Surgical procedures that treat a vast number of health conditions are more prominent than ever. The increase in procedures has led to an equal increase in demand for the job skills of Sterile Processing Technicians. And sterile techs can basically work anywhere – your skills will easily transfer to other locations and states. Skilled technicians with plenty of hands-on experience, can often advance to supervising and management positions.

Online Sterile Processing Technician School

Online Sterile Processing Technician School
Sterile Processing Technician School
Sterile Processing Technician

What You’ll Learn During Your Online Sterile Processing Technician Program

Online Sterile Processing Tech Program

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  • The roles and desirable traits of various healthcare professionals
  • Speak the language - communicate using proper medical terminology
  • Apply strict rules to minimize the risk of infection using the aseptic technique
  • Explore proper sterile storage and inventory management procedures
  • Prepare and package instruments and supplies, including labeling and handling instruments
  • How to decontaminate and prepare a clean work area and the high-level disinfection (HLD) process
  • Adhere to compliance for documentation and record maintenance
  • The importance of effective communication, customer relations and teamwork in the healthcare field

For the full Sterile Processing Technician course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.








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Online Sterile Processing Technician School That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $37,440 a year* as a Sterile Processing Technician. Our self-paced online sterile processing technician training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online Sterile Processing Technician school, there are no in-person sterile processing classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Sterile Processing Technician course will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Sterile Processing Tech--no previous medical or sterilizing experience needed!

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Sterile Processing Technician Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Sterile Processing Technician program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

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Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online sterile processing technician program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!


Sterile Processing Technician FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Sterile Processing Technician?
A. Becoming a Sterile Process Technician typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. USCI’s Sterile Processing Technician certificate program prepares you for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification exam, administered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).
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Q. What does a Sterile Processing Technician do?
A. Sterile Processing Technicians provide the clean, sterile, functioning instruments used daily in surgeries and medical procedures. Students learn to decontaminate, inspect, assemble, disassemble, package and sterilize reusable surgical instruments or devices for healthcare facilities.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified?
A. While certification isn’t required, certified Sterile Processing Technicians will have a better chance at getting a job. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. Also, U.S. Career Institute’s Sterile Processing Technician program prepares you to sit for the CRCST certification exam through the IAHCSMM. USCI will reimburse graduates for their exam fee a $150 value†.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a Sterile Processing Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sterile Processing Technician jobs are expected to increase 6% from 2019 to 2029.*
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Q. What is the salary of a Sterile Processing Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sterile Processing Technicians earn up to $37,440 a year.*
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Q. How much does a Sterile Processing Technician course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $979 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Sterile Processing Technician program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Sterile Processing Technician?
A. Sterile Processing Technicians work in surgical centers, hospitals, dental offices and clinics. Sterile Processing Techs are needed everywhere there are patients.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Sterile Processing Technician program?
A. Skills covered in the Sterile Processing Technician Program include The Roles of Healthcare Professionals, Medical and Surgical Terminology, Anatomy, Microbiology for CS Technology, Documentation Process, Healthcare Law and Ethics, Surgical Instruments, Infection Prevention and Decontamination, Sterile Storage, Inventory Management, And Much More!
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People Also Ask

How much does online Sterile Processing Technician school cost?
While our online Sterile Processing school is not free, we strive to offer low-cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Sterile Processing Technician school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Sterile Processing Technician program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn to become a Sterile Processing Technician, you can do it in as little as 4 months.

Is this the best online Sterile Processing Technician school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Sterile Processing Technician school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Sterile Processing Technician school near me?
Our online Sterile Processing Technician school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

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† Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by the IAHCSMM, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for $150 towards the cost of CRCST certification exam.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Healthcare Support Occupations – Medical Equipment Preparers, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/data-for-occupations-not-covered-in-detail.htm#Healthcare%20support%20occupations (visited December 1, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.