Once you are working as a central sterile tech and have gained several years of experience, you could find many opportunities to advance your career. And those advances could come with pay increases.
According to 2017 data, becoming a central sterile processing supervisor can mean earning an annual salary of $61,434. And sterile processing manager jobs can come with an average salary of $88,227. Some sterile processing techs also choose to become surgical techs. It’s a relatively easy transition to since the two positions have many of the same responsibilities. In fact, many surgical tech schools will consider applying credits from your CSP education, which could lower the amount of training that you need in order to become a surgical tech. While sterile processing technician jobs are focused on working with equipment from all areas of a hospital or medical facility, surgical tech positions are focused mainly on the operating room. They can help with preparing operating rooms and patients, assisting during surgeries, and cleaning up. And like sterile processing techs, surgical techs can expect good earnings and career opportunities.
Job growth is estimated at 14 percent between 2018 and 2022.
The average annual salary in 2016 was $45,940 with the top earners making $73,410 and higher.