Medical Appliance Technicians (51-9082)

Occupation description:  Construct, fit, maintain, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, orthotics and prosthetic devices, joints, arch supports, and other surgical and medical appliances.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 14,60016,100 10.7160 350510

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.1811.0913.61 17.3022.5530.15

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
160 0.037.5 37.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 13
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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