CRCST

We asked 333 job seekers about their CRCST. This is what they told us:

  • 62% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their CRCST
  • 85% said earning their CRCST helped them make more money
  • 78% said earning their CRCST helped them get a job
  • 96% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their CRCST

What are people saying about getting a CRCST?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 333 responses

85% said earning their CRCST helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 333 responses

78% said earning their CRCST helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 333 responses

96% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their CRCST

Why did you decide to earn your CRCST?

Based on 333 responses

Required for my current job
57%
Make more money
38%
Changing careers
23%
Get an edge over other candidates
20%
Help my career progression
62%
Other
5%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 229 responses

Sterile Processing Technician View jobs
46%
Service Technician View jobs
13%
Sterilization Technician View jobs
7%
Technician View jobs
4%
Supervisor View jobs
3%

What do people wish they knew before earning their CRCST?

234 people answered

“That I had the ability to self-study, and should have taken advantage of that option instead of a prolonged course and out of pocket expenses for it.”

Sept. 9, 2019

“Able to obtain other certifications related to sterile processing”

Sept. 9, 2019

“To have the certification means you are able to find more jobs because they require it especially for travel.”

Sept. 9, 2019

“How valuable it is to have it, I would have gotten it sooner.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“I wish I had known how valuable this certificate would be in my field, I would have gotten certified sooner.”

Sept. 8, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their CRCST?

260 people answered

“Purchase the IAHCSMM book and study hard yourself. Watch YouTube videos and contact hospitals yourself to gain an internship.”

Sept. 9, 2019

“On the job training will make studying for the exam”

Sept. 9, 2019

“Don't think about it, just do it, it will open up doors to great opportunity.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“Don't think, just do it, it will open up opportunity for you.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“Requires a lot of reading and preparation.”

Sept. 8, 2019
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