Medical Equipment Preparers (31-9093)

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 8596 12.91 23
United States 52,00059,300 14.0730 1,0801,810

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.2911.3513.49 16.5420.1324.34
Alaska 20.6215.7217.70 20.5823.2526.81
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.7915.6417.79 20.7323.4427.35

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10313 12.632.6 22.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation19
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 62
Number of job position postings 16
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training