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Occupational Report for Medical Equipment Preparers (31-9093) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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

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Medical Equipment Preparers
Employment Outlook for Medical Equipment Preparers
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Medical Equipment Preparers There are 29 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Sterile Processing Technician 1 9/18/14 Portland
Equipment Processing Technician (Laborer 1) 9/18/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician I - Flexible 9/18/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/18/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/18/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician 1 9/18/14 Portland
Laser Technician 9/11/14 Portland $25,000/yr
Laser Technician 9/11/14 Portland $25,000/yr
Samaritan Medical Supply Delivery Technician 9/11/14 Lebanon
Samaritan Medical Supply Delivery Technician 9/11/14 Lebanon
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/11/14 Bend
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/10/14 Portland
Equipment Processing Technician (Laborer 1) 9/10/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/10/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician I - Flexible 9/10/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Tech/Unreg 9/9/14 Lebanon
Sterilizer 9/7/14 Hillsboro
Sterilization Clerk 8/26/14 Clackamas
Sterilizer 8/24/14 Salem
Certified Sterilization Tech 8/19/14 The Dalles
Sterile Processing Technician II 7/18/14 Portland
Equipment Processing Technician (Laborer 1) 7/18/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician 2 7/18/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician I - Flexible 7/18/14 Portland
Sterile Processing Technician II 7/18/14 Portland
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Job Openings from the Web for Medical Equipment Preparers The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 35 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/17/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Equipment Processing Technician (Laborer 1) 9/17/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/17/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Sterile Processing Technician I - Flexible 9/17/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Sterile Processing Technician 1 9/17/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Sterile Processing Technician 1 9/16/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Sterile Processing Technician 9/9/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Samaritan Medical Supply Delivery Technician 9/9/14 Lebanon Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Samaritan Medical Supply Delivery Technician 9/9/14 Lebanon Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Samaritan Medical Supply Delivery Technician 9/9/14 Lebanon Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Samaritan Medical Supply Delivery Technician 9/9/14 Lebanon Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/9/14 Bend SCHS
Sterile Processing Technician I 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Equipment Processing Technician (Laborer 1) 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Sterile Processing Technician I - Flexible 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Sterile Processing Tech/Unreg 9/6/14 Lebanon Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Medical Supply Technician 9/5/14 Roseburg Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
STERILIZER 9/4/14 Hillsboro Willamette Dental Management Corporation
Sterile Processing Tech/Unreg 9/4/14 Lebanon Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
CSP Tech II (On Call) 9/3/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
CSP Tech II (On Call) 8/30/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Clean Core Technician-2435 8/28/14 Portland Adventist Medical Center
Sterile Processing Technician 8/28/14 Medford Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
CSP Tech II (On Call) 8/28/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
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State of Oregon License Information for Medical Equipment Preparers No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Medical Equipment Preparers
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $11.65 $14.02 $17.27 $20.52 $22.54 $17.11 $35,588
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 12.23 12.86 13.91 15.75 24.28 15.50 32,242
Multnomah / Washington 9.75 16.16 19.33 21.68 23.14 18.47 38,417
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 12.37 13.46 16.70 20.82 22.91 17.25 35,871
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 12.30 13.65 15.73 17.56 18.81 15.66 32,578
Lane 9.53 12.10 15.41 17.51 18.79 14.86 30,915
Douglas 12.21 12.92 14.10 17.23 20.94 15.22 31,653
Jackson / Josephine 12.44 13.51 15.86 19.75 21.93 16.55 34,411
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.56 12.94 14.95 17.49 20.03 15.16 31,521
Clackamas 15.84 17.94 20.13 21.83 22.84 19.61 40,787
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Regional Employment Projections for Medical Equipment Preparers
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,207 1,381 174 14.4% 17 23 40
Multnomah / Washington 543 631 88 16.2% 9 10 19
Lane 138 153 15 10.9% 2 3 5
Clackamas 106 120 14 13.2% 1 2 3
Jackson / Josephine 88 98 10 11.4% 1 2 3
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 63 70 7 11.1% 1 1 2
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 62 66 4 6.5% 0 1 1
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 58 66 8 13.8% 1 1 2
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 23 27 4 17.4% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 22 25 3 13.6% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 21 23 2 9.5% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 13 14 1 7.7% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 12 13 1 8.3% 0 0 0
Douglas 12 13 1 8.3% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 10 11 1 10.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 7 8 1 14.3% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Medical Equipment Preparers
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,207
Total All Industries Private 1,092
Manufacturing Private 15
Chemical Manufacturing Private 14
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing Private 14
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 68
Rental and Leasing Services Private 68
Consumer Goods Rental Private 68
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 11
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 28
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 11
Administrative and Support Services Private 11
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 922
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 398
Offices of Physicians Private 46
Offices of Dentists Private 206
Outpatient Care Centers Private 132
Hospitals Private 524
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 516
Other Services (except Government) Private 27
Repair and Maintenance Private 27
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance Private 27
Total All Industries Local 115
Educational Services Local 105
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 105
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 10
Hospitals Local 10
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 10
Educational Requirements for Medical Equipment Preparers The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Medical Equipment Preparers
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Medical Laboratory Techniques
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Hand Instruments And Materials To Doctor
  • Inventory Supplies, Equipment Or Merchandise
  • Maintain Medical Diagnostic Equipment
  • Prepare Medical Treatment Room
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Set Up Patient Care Equipment
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Clinical Sterilizing Techniques
Schools and Training Providers for Medical Equipment Preparers No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Medical Equipment Preparers These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Lane Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Medical Equipment Preparers matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Phlebotomists 30%