Medical Appliance Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
34%
risk level
POLLING
48%
Based on 11 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
5.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$44,960
or $21.61 per hour
Volume
12,550
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.4/10

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Automation risk

34% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Originality

User poll

48% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 34% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Medical Appliance Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Medical Appliance Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5.3% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Medical Appliance Technicians' was $44,960, or $21 per hour

'Medical Appliance Technicians' were paid 6.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 12,550 people employed as 'Medical Appliance Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 12 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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