Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers



Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 603$17.86/hr$13.70/hr$15.80/hr$17.71/hr$19.78/hr$23.13/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services40$14.55/hr
Education and Health Services1,250$22.08/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$22.25/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$20.89/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$20.89/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$22.31/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$22.49/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$18.45/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$20.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$17.71/hr21.3%
Northwest Balance of State 60$17.59/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$19.40/hr15.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$19.46/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 100$22.23/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 220$16.13/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 690$22.31/hr9.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 720$22.28/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,310$21.97/hr9.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Surgical Technologists 2,460$29.09/hr10.5%
Dental Assistants 5,740$25.33/hr8.3%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 530$17.72/hr-8.8%


  • Organize and assemble routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.
  • Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization.
  • Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
  • Maintain records of inventory or equipment usage and order medical instruments or supplies when inventory is low.
  • Report defective equipment to appropriate supervisors or staff.
  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.
  • Stock crash carts or other medical supplies.
  • Record sterilizer test results.
  • Examine equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts, or other indications of disrepair.
  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.