Sterile processing technicians decontaminate, inspect, package and sterilize equipment and devices used in the health care environment. These items range from complex devices to simple, hand-held surgical instruments. Technicians serve a vital role in the health care industry, combating the spread of hospital-borne illnesses, as well as diseases.
Students will learn what it takes to enter this industry and even gain clinical experience at Albany Medical Center and Ellis Medicine.
Sterile Processing Technicians find employment in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, medical laboratories, birth centers and other facilities where sterilized equipment is needed.