Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers

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2019 Workforce
178k
Average Age
40.3
Average Salary
$35,022
Average Male Salary
$44,466
Average Female Salary
$30,799

About

Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers was $35,022 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers by wage are Other assemblers and fabricators, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, and Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers.

Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers are part of the Healthcare Support Occupations, along with Home health aides, Personal care aides, Nursing assistants, Orderlies and psychiatric aides, Occupational therapy assistants & aides, and 9 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers are Johnson County PUMA, TX, Pelham Parkway, Morris Park & Laconia PUMA, NY, and Greeley, Windsor & Evans Cities PUMA, CO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers are Pelham Parkway, Morris Park & Laconia PUMA, NY, Johnson County PUMA, TX, and Washington, Morgan, Noble & Monroe Counties PUMA, OH.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers, by average wage, is Offices of other health practitioners. Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers are paid most in North Highlands, Foothill Farms & McClellan Park PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Pelham Parkway, Morris Park & Laconia PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,022
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,155

In 2019, Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers earned an average of $35,022, $20,502 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Other assemblers and fabricators make somewhat more than Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers while Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.367
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.367, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers (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 Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Nursing Care Facilities, and Other health care services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers, by average wage, are Offices of other health practitioners, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

178k
2019 Workforce
± 10,343
11.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.58%

The number of people employed as Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers has been growing at a rate of 11.8%, from 158,880 people in 2018 to 177,692 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers at  38%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 14.4% and Other health care services with 12.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers in the US. The average age of male Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers in the workforce is 38.3 and of female Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers is 41.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

54.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,751
123k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 8,600

69.1% of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

50% of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.2% of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers.

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Age by Gender

38.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.38
41.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.04

The median age of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 2.88 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers is Health but a relatively high number of Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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 Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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