Central Service Instrument Technician (CSIT)

Become a vital part of the operating room team.

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The Central Service Instrument Technician (CSIT) program at Glendale Career College provides the education and training needed to begin a career working in a variety of different medical and health care facilities where surgical equipment is used and surgeries are performed.

With constant technological advancements in medical supplies, instrumentation, medical devices and equipment, there is high demand for highly trained Central Service Instrument Technicians in hospitals and clinical settings.

Graduates of this program routinely find jobs working in:

  • Hospitals
  • Surgical centers
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians’ offices (for doctors who perform outpatient surgery)

Quick Facts about Central Service Instrument Technicians*

  • Employment of Medical Equipment Preparers (which includes Central Service Instrument Technicians) is projected to grow 14 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Hospitals are the primary employer of Central Service Instrument Technicians, although some employment growth is expected in physicians’ offices and clinics, including ambulatory surgical centers, as well as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
  • Central Service Instrument Technicians assume an important role in patient care by preventing infections.

*Sources:  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/data-for-occupations-not-covered-in-detail.htmhttps://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9093.00


More information, including median wages and the job outlook for Central Service Instrument Technicians in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov/home.htm).

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