Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers
Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed. Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization. Record sterilizer test results. Organize and assemble routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed. Examine equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts, or other indications of disrepair. Report defective equipment to appropriate supervisors or staff. Maintain records of inventory or equipment usage and order medical instruments or supplies when inventory is low. Stock crash carts or other medical supplies. Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards. Check sterile supplies to ensure that they are not outdated. Attend hospital in-service programs related to areas of work specialization.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.72   Entry $22,292.00
Mean $13.55   Mean $28,178.00
Experience $14.96 Experience $31,122.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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