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Total Workforce
84,627
Average Age
42.8
Estimated Job Growth
10.4%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$34,934
Average Male Salary
$39,656
Average Female Salary
$31,572

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 Glass & glass product manufacturing. Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are paid most in Idaho Falls City PUMA, ID but are relatively concentrated in Sherburne & Benton Counties PUMA, MN.

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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 44.4 and of female Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians is White.

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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 Biology but a relatively high number of Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians hold a major in Agriculture.

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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, Operation Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. 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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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians is from the Minor Occupation Group Other Production Occupations.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians are expected to see a growth of 10.4% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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