Training Requirements for Medical Appliance Technicians

Medical appliance technicians need a high school diploma or equivalent and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Medical appliance technicians
Percent
Less than High School 6.0
High School 30.3
Some College 29.7
Associates Degree 16.3
Bachelors Degree 14.8
Masters Degree 1.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment Outlook for Medical Appliance Technicians

This represents about 14,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more medical appliance technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Typical Income for Medical Appliance Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,medical appliance technicians make $19.18 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical appliance technicians $11.09 $13.61 $17.30 $22.55 $30.15
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Other production occupations $9.82 $11.60 $15.15 $20.21 $26.55
Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians $10.51 $12.99 $16.65 $22.10 $28.73
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, medical appliance technicians make $39,880 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Medical appliance technicians $23,070 $28,310 $35,980 $46,910 $62,720
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Other production occupations $20,420 $24,120 $31,520 $42,030 $55,220
Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians $21,860 $27,020 $34,630 $45,980 $59,770
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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