Surgical technologists and sterile processing technicians are responsible for keeping medical instruments and equipment sterile and safe when used by healthcare practitioners and professionals.
KPG Healthcare currently has many opportunities in these fields. If you are a certified surgical technologist or sterile processing technician, we invite you to explore our job opportunities and the great benefits of working for KPG Healthcare!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Surgical Technologists make an average of about $20 per hour or around $42,000 a year. Sterile technicians have a median salary of $38,000 a year or about $19 an hour. Depending on the assignment, Surgical Techs with KPG Healthcare can make anywhere from $24-$38 per hour. Sterile Techs can expect to make around $17-$26 dollars per hour with KPG – much higher than average!
KPG works hard to match job assignments to the expressed needs and preferences of each candidate. In addition, KPG offers industry-leading benefits, including custom-tailored compensation packages, flexible contract lengths, healthcare benefits, travel reimbursement, weekly direct deposit, and unlimited referral bonus.
In-Demand Job Opportunities
KPG Healthcare is making a special effort to expand the number of placements in both of these growing specialties. BLS projects surgical technologist jobs to grow by 19% (around 17,000 jobs in the next decade) and sterile technician jobs to increase by 11% (5,000 jobs in the next decade) nationwide.
Contact us today to discover what opportunities are available now and in the future. Apply online on our website and join our team now!
Not trained in these fields interested in exploring them further? Below you will see more specifics on the training programs for each profession.
How to be Trained and Certified
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has identified over 450 accredited surgical technology training programs offered throughout the United States, plus a number of online programs to choose from. You must have completed high school or the equivalent to join the program. Programs vary from 9 to 24 months depending the degree or certificate, as students learn both in classroom (unless done online) and clinical experience. Completing the program will allow you to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting certification (NBSTSA) exam to become a certified surgical technologist.
Sterile Processing Technician
There are many schools to choose from that offer sterile processing technician training programs – over 400 in the nation! Most students will go through the certificate (non-degree) route to start a career path the quickest. You must have completed high school or the equivalent to join the program. The program lasts from a few weeks to six months. There is a voluntary certification exam that may be taken after completion of the training program. Wondering how you can get certified? Connect online with the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or the CRCST Certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management. It is not required, but highly recommended that you complete the certification process to open up more employment opportunities and to earn a higher salary!
KPG Healthcare is proud to staff some of the best hospitals in the nation. Looking for your next career move as a Sterile or Surgical tech? KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!