A new Capital Region BOCES adult sterile processing technician class will start in September at Mohonasen’s Center for Advanced Technology. The class will meet Mondays through Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 10 and run through April.
Sterile processing technicians are on the front lines in the war against germs and are essential in keeping healthcare environments safe for patients. These technicians, who work in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, medical laboratories, birth centers and other facilities where sterilized equipment is needed, decontaminate, inspect, package and sterilize equipment and devices used in the healthcare environment. These items can range from very complex medical devices to simple hand-held surgical instrumentation, and are essential to patient care and successful patient outcomes.
Job prospects for technicians exceeds national job growth averages, with projected growth of 15 percent through 2024, according to labor department statistics. Additionally, they earn a mean annual salary of $39,260 in New York.
During its three years of operation, the sterile processing class at Capital Region BOCES has a 100 percent job placement for graduates, Adult Health Careers Principal Paula Negri said.
“BOCES gave me good training. After I completed the course, I took a test and Albany Med made me a sterile processing tech 1. … I couldn’t have done this without Capital Region BOCES,” 2015 graduate Kishor Madani said.
For more information on the new class, cost, etc., click here. Additionally, you can call the Adult Health Careers Program at (518) 862-4709.