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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 85101 18.86 614
United States 54,20060,200 11.13,600 3,4007,600

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.0112.7514.86 18.0022.4227.36
Alaska 24.3717.0019.29 23.3228.1331.89
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.7717.0219.48 23.8728.9032.30
Balance of State 23.6618.0620.50 22.8925.2529.45

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
10212 11.837.0 22.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation20
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 73
Number of job position postings 13
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.6

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