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 505$18.51/hr$15.49/hr$16.68/hr$18.24/hr$20.02/hr$23.27/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services1,160$21.76/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$21.69/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$21.64/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 20$19.25/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$19.58/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$20.40/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$20.15/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$18.11/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$18.24/hr21.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$20.18/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$20.09/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 130$21.73/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$15.97/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 690$22.17/hr9.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 720$22.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,270$21.73/hr9.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Surgical Technologists 2,340$28.63/hr10.5%
Dental Assistants 5,730$24.42/hr8.3%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 520$16.91/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.