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Medical Equipment Preparer
$22,235 – $37,315
High school diploma or equivalent
Medical equipment preparers use cleansing and sterilizing solutions to disinfect and sterilize laboratory or health care equipment. They work with equipment such as respirators, hospital beds, wheelchairs and oxygen and dialysis machines. Preparers install and maintain equipment, including delivering equipment to a specified hospital location or to a patient’s private residence and maintaining inventory and equipment usage records. They are sometimes referred to as sterile supply technicians.
Medical equipment preparers work in health care facilities, including hospitals, clinics and private practices. They may also work in private homes.
Medical equipment preparers are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, although some employers may require certification as a sterile processing technician.