Medical Appliance Technicians

4.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
49%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
14.4%
by 2030
WAGES
$41,750
or $20.07 hourly
VOLUME
13,710
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 49% (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 14.4% by 2030
'Medical Appliance Technicians' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Medical Appliance Technicians' was $41,750, or $20.07 hourly
'Medical Appliance Technicians' are paid 0.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 13,710 people employed as Medical Appliance Technicians.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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