Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians

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Total Workforce

76.9k

Average Age

42.1

Average Salary

$38,839

Average Male Salary

$43,148

Average Female Salary

$34,623

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Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are most often employed by the Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians was $38,839 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians by wage are Recreational therapists, Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic, and Interpreters and translators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, by average wage, is Not specified manufacturing industries. Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are paid most in Lake Forest, Irvine (North) Cities & Silverado PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$38,839

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,661

In 2018, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians earned an average of $38,839, $15,049 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Recreational therapists make somewhat more than Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians while Interpreters and translators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.268

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.268, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory 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 Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, by number of employees, are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, Offices of physicians, and Offices of dentists.

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Industries by Share

76.9k

2018 Workforce

± 6,805

-2.23%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.7%

The number of people employed as Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians has been declining at a rate of -2.23%, from 78,605 people in 2017 to 76,856 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians employed by various industries. Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing employs the largest share of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians at  40.2%, followed by Offices of physicians with 16.5% and Offices of dentists with 15.8%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians in the US. The average age of male Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians in the workforce is 43.2 and of female Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians is White.

Gender Composition

38k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,786

38.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,838

50.5% of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

72.3% of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.4% of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians.

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Age by Gender

43.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.83

41.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.57

The median age of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 1.99 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians is Health but a relatively high number of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Selection, and Equipment Maintenance.

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