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A profession that does not exist in post-Soviet countries is conquering the US market: why is it important for immigrants

The labor market in the United States and in post-Soviet countries is, of course, different. But could you suggest that the profession, which is now one of the most demanded in America, does not exist at all in the post-Soviet market?

Yuri. Photo: Multyprep

These are the Sterile Processing Technicians. To figure out what kind of work it is, who can do it and how much they pay for it, ForumDaily contacted Multyprep school, where such specialists are trained.

In post-Soviet countries, nurses or orderlies are involved in sterilizing medical instruments. But this is wrong and even dangerous. Such work requires a number of special skills and knowledge and cannot be positioned as an additional side task for medical personnel with other functions. This can pose a threat of infection or inflammation to patients who are being manipulated with improperly sterilized instruments.

In the United States, this was understood, and therefore the governors of several states introduced the requirement that only a certified specialist should sterilize instruments. This has led to a surge in the demand for this profession and, according to forecasts, it will only grow, as more states are introducing the requirement that trained specialists should do sterilization. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that from 2020 to 2026, the number of jobs for medical sterilization specialists will increase by 14% (well above the average growth rate of the US labor market of 3,7% in 10 years).

How to become a medical instrument sterilization specialist

The good news is that immigrants can also take advantage of this jump in the popularity of the profession in the market. It does not require prior experience in medicine or medical education. You can come to the courses with a school certificate and in a couple of months pass the certificate test and earn $ 22-25 per hour from the start with the prospect of growing up to a supervisor in a few years and getting up to $ 80 thousand per year. Then you can develop to the manager of the sterilization department of the hospital, whose salary already exceeds $ 100 thousand per year.

There will be no problems with finding a job either, because the instruments need to be sterilized in every hospital or individual medical office. For example, now on the site Glassdoor more than 10 thousand vacancies are open for specialists in the sterilization of medical instruments in the USA.

Jason (left) and Alex (right). Alex became a student at Multyprep 2 years earlier than Jason. He coached Jason in his first job. Photo from personal archive

As the students proved Multyprep schools, even a weak English is not an obstacle to the coveted certificate of a specialist in sterilizing medical instruments, if you have the motivation and willingness to work.

"When Yuri (He is shown in the title photo. - Ed.) signed up for our Sterile Processing Technician coursewe worriedI hope that he may not be able to cope with this task. His English was not very good, and he was already over 50. But Yura confirmed that nothing can stand in the way of a person who knows what he wants and knows how to achieve his goal. His perseverance and dedication to training paid off and he passed the certification exam on the first try. Today, just a year after signing up for the course, Yura works in one of the largest hospitals in Manhattan.”, - said with pride in her eyes the owner of the Multyprep school Gela Kotlyar.

What is the Sterile Processing Technician course and how to get certified as a Sterilization Technician

Course in Multyprep lasts 6 or 8 weeks, during which students take 120 hours of theoretical classes.

If you can only study on Saturdays and Sundays, then the training will last 8 weeks, if you can allocate time for study on weekdays (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), then complete the course in 6 weeks. Each student receives the latest edition of a book from a certification testing company and access to a wealth of additional resources online.

The Sterile Processing Technician certification test is no easy task. You need to answer 150 questions within 3 hours. However, as Gela Kotlyar noted, 80% of Multyprep students take the test on the first try. Those who failed to get a certificate the first time get the opportunity to re-pass course at Multyprep at no extra charge.

March 11 a course will begin for those who can study on weekdays. Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 17:00 within 6 weeks. You can register here, by phone +1 718 996 8378 or by mail

March 27 the weekend course starts. Students will engage on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 15:00 within 8 weeks. You can register here, by phone +1 718 996 8378 or by mail

Courses at school Multyprep start regularly - keep track of the schedule on the website... In addition, webinars are held every two weeks, where the teacher explains what the job is. Sterile Processing Technician, talks about the prospects for employment, career advancement and answers other questions of interest to potential students. The next one is webinar will take place on Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm... Registration is required to participate by phone +1 718 996 8378 or by mail

Now the school has a special offer: you can take the course for $ 950 instead of $ 1300... The price includes not only training, book and access to resources, but also preparation of a professional resume, as well as preparation for an interview.

"Multyprep is a family in which we support each other even after going to work. Our former students, now hospital supervisors, help newcomers with advice and organize internships for them”, - summed up Gela Kotlyar.

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