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Occupational Employment Statistics


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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 79048$22.91/hr$18.18/hr$19.15/hr$24.60/hr$25.86/hr$27.02/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services1,060$24.41/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$21.35/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$18.71/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$19.67/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$18.72/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$19.25/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$19.19/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$22.40/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$19.19/hr4.7%
Northeast Minnesota 80$20.52/hr7.7%
Central Minnesota 100$20.21/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$24.59/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$24.59/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$18.91/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 790$24.60/hr7.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 830$24.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,210$23.03/hr6.9%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Surgical Technologists 1,900$32.43/hr6.4%
Dental Assistants 5,890$30.56/hr7.2%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 410$22.56/hr-1.2%

  • 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.
  • Deliver equipment to specified hospital locations or to patients' residences.
  • Maintain records of inventory or equipment usage and order medical instruments or supplies when inventory is low.
  • Disinfect and sterilize equipment, such as respirators, hospital beds, or oxygen or dialysis equipment, using sterilizers, aerators, or washers.
  • 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.