Medical Appliance Technicians

4.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
34%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.3%
by 2031
WAGES
$45,280
or $21.77 hourly
VOLUME
15,300
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 34% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
Originality
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical Appliance Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5.3% by 2031
'Medical Appliance Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Medical Appliance Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Medical Appliance Technicians' was $45,280, or $21.77 hourly
'Medical Appliance Technicians' are paid 1.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as medical appliance technicians?

As of 2021 there were 15,300 people employed as Medical Appliance Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as Medical Appliance Technicians.

Job description

Construct, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.

SOC Code: 51-9082.00

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