Health practitioner support technologists & technicians

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Total Workforce

664k

Average Age

36.3

Average Salary

$31,685

Average Male Salary

$33,882

Average Female Salary

$31,042

About

Health practitioner support technologists & technicians are most often employed by the Pharmacies & drug stores industry. The average yearly wage for Health practitioner support technologists & technicians was $31,685 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Health practitioner support technologists & technicians by wage are Pharmacy aides, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, and Office clerks, general.

Health practitioner support 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 Health practitioner support technologists & technicians are Summerville Town & Ladson PUMA, SC, Fort Wayne City (North) PUMA, IN, and Strafford, Rockingham (Northern) & Carroll (Southeastern) Counties PUMA, NH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians are Fort Wayne City (North) PUMA, IN, Pharr, San Juan & Hidalgo Cities PUMA, TX, and Garland City (South) PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health practitioner support technologists & technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Pharmacies & drug stores is the industry that employs the most Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, by average wage, is Computer Systems Design. Health practitioner support technologists & technicians are paid most in Orangetown, Clarkstown (South) & Ramapo (Southeast) Towns PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Fort Wayne City (North) PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,685

AVERAGE SALARY

± $743

In 2017, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians earned an average of $31,685, $20,380 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers make somewhat more than Health practitioner support technologists & technicians while Pharmacy aides make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Health practitioner support technologists & technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.323

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Health practitioner support technologists & technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.323, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Health practitioner support 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 Health practitioner support technologists & technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, by number of employees, are Pharmacies & drug stores, Hospitals, and Veterinary services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, by average wage, are Computer Systems Design, Justice, public order, & safety activities , and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

664k

2017 Workforce

± 19,964

3.45%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.14%

The number of people employed as Health practitioner support technologists & technicians has been growing at a rate of 3.45%, from 642,100 people in 2016 to 664,232 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians employed by various industries. Pharmacies & drug stores employs the largest share of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians at  38.4%, followed by Hospitals with 25.1% and Veterinary services with 16%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Health practitioner support technologists & technicians in the US. The average age of male Health practitioner support technologists & technicians in the workforce is 35.1 and of female Health practitioner support technologists & technicians is 36.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Health practitioner support technologists & technicians is White.

Gender Composition

150k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 9,511

514k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 17,571

77.4% of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

71% of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14% of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians.

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Age by Gender

35.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.821

36.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.435

The median age of Health practitioner support technologists & technicians is 36.3, and Male employees are generally 1.51 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Health practitioner support technologists & technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health practitioner support technologists & technicians need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Health practitioner support technologists & technicians need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Operation and Control, and Troubleshooting.

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