Medical Equipment Preparers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
76%
risk level
POLLING
59%
Based on 14 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$45,280
or $21.77 per hour
Volume
66,790
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.7/10

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Automation risk

76% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

59% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 76% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Medical Equipment Preparers' job openings is expected to rise 6.0% 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 Equipment Preparers' was $45,280, or $21 per hour

'Medical Equipment Preparers' were paid 5.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 66,790 people employed as 'Medical Equipment Preparers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% 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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Comments

Dustin (Low) 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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