Central Service Technician
Central service technicians, also called sterile processing technicians or central service (CS) professionals, play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing, and distributing medical supplies. The central service department of a health care facility is the hub of all activity surrounding supplies and equipment needed for surgery and patient care.
To become a central service technician you need a high school diploma (or equivalent) and you need to complete a central service technician program. Program lengths vary, but are typically between four to eight months in length. You may need to pass a standardized test for certification as well.