Medical Equipment Preparers

3.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $18.37 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 76% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical Equipment Preparers' job openings is expected to rise 6% by 2031
'Medical Equipment Preparers' is expected to be a fast 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 Equipment Preparers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Medical Equipment Preparers' was $38,220, or $18.37 hourly
'Medical Equipment Preparers' are paid 16.5% 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 equipment preparers?

As of 2021 there were 61,170 people employed as Medical Equipment Preparers within the United States.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Medical Equipment Preparers.

Job description

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

SOC Code: 31-9093.00


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Dustin (Small chance) says
Unless there is some real movement toward 3d printed instruments I dont see it. Also when it comes to scope processing the doctors and techs don't want to deal with them.
Jul 22, 2019 at 01:43 PM

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