Diagnostic related technologists & technicians

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Total Workforce

382k

Average Age

42.2

Estimated Job Growth

13.9%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$57,253

Average Male Salary

$65,658

Average Female Salary

$53,601

About

Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians was $57,253 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Diagnostic related technologists & technicians by wage are Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, and Aircraft mechanics & service technicians.

Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physicians & surgeons, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Occupational therapists, Physical therapists, Radiation therapists, Recreational therapists, Respiratory therapists, Speechlanguage pathologists, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, Veterinarians, Registered nurses, Nurse anesthetists, Audiologists, Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians, Dental hygienists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Emergency medical technicians & paramedics, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Medical records & health information technicians, Opticians, dispensing, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, Dover City PUMA, DE, and Trussville, Center Point & Gardendale Cities PUMA, AL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, North Central Region PUMA, MS, and Trussville, Center Point & Gardendale Cities PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Diagnostic related technologists & technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, by average wage, is Administration of human resource programs. Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are paid most in Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,253

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,501

In 2017, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians earned an average of $57,253, $5,189 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents make somewhat more than Diagnostic related technologists & technicians while Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Diagnostic related technologists & technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.291

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.291, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Other health care services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, by average wage, are Administration of human resource programs, National security & international affairs, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

382k

2017 Workforce

± 15,155

8.93%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.26%

The number of people employed as Diagnostic related technologists & technicians has been growing at a rate of 8.93%, from 350,728 people in 2016 to 382,038 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians at  67.1%, followed by Offices of physicians with 10.9% and Other health care services with 9.47%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Diagnostic related technologists & technicians in the US. The average age of male Diagnostic related technologists & technicians in the workforce is 42.1 and of female Diagnostic related technologists & technicians is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians is White.

Gender Composition

116k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,349

266k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 12,658

69.7% of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

79.4% of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.79% of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians.

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Age by Gender

42.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.896

42.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.591

The median age of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 0.126 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians is Health but a relatively high number of Diagnostic related technologists & technicians hold a major in Science Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Diagnostic related technologists & technicians need many skills, but most especially Active Listening and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Diagnostic related technologists & technicians need more than the average amount of Science, Equipment Selection, and Operation and Control.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Diagnostic related technologists & technicians are expected to see a growth of 13.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

13.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Diagnostic related technologists & technicians. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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