Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians

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Total Workforce
142k
Average Age
41.1
Average Salary
$47,083
Average Male Salary
$57,775
Average Female Salary
$41,973

About

Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians 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 Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians was $47,083 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians by wage are Security & fire alarm systems installers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, and Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders.

Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians are Vallejo & Benicia Cities PUMA, CA, Muscogee & Chattahoochee Counties PUMA, GA, and Okaloosa County PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians are Vallejo & Benicia Cities PUMA, CA, Muscogee & Chattahoochee Counties PUMA, GA, and Okaloosa County PUMA, FL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians 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 Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians are paid most in Alexandria City PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Vallejo & Benicia Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,083
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,708

In 2018, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians earned an average of $47,083, $6,806 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders make somewhat more than Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians while Security & fire alarm systems installers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.367
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.367, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous health 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 Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Outpatient care centers, and Other health care services.

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Industries by Share

142k
2018 Workforce
± 9,231
-5.11%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.6%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians has been declining at a rate of -5.11%, from 149,126 people in 2017 to 141,503 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians at  41.2%, followed by Outpatient care centers with 20.6% and Other health care services with 6.59%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians in the workforce is 42.1 and of female Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

45.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,251
95.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,594

67.7% of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

57.2% of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.6% of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians.

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Age by Gender

42.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.61
40.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.06

The median age of Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians is 41.1, and Male employees are generally 1.51 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous health technologists & technicians need more than the average amount of Science, Operation Monitoring, and Service Orientation.

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