Medical Appliance Technicians


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
111300
100124
Medical Appliance Technicians

Medical Appliance Technicians - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Medical appliance manufacturers
  • Medical appliance stores

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will grow much faster than average. As the population grows and more insurance companies cover orthotic and prosthetic appliances, demand for technicians will grow. In addition, research and development in new technologies and materials will result in more people with disabilities wanting new appliances. Interest in sports competition by people with disabilities may also produce growth in this occupation.

Medical Appliance Technicians (CIS 100124)

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Illinois
494
Very small
&
20.2%
5.8%
>>>>
69
Very few
  Champaign Area
15
Very small
&
20.0%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
8
Very small
&
25.0%
5.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Cook County
188
Very small
&
18.6%
5.6%
>>>>
27
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
21
Very small
&
19.0%
9.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Du Page County
40
Very small
&
22.5%
5.4%
>>>>
6
Very few
  Lake County
119
Small
&
21.0%
8.6%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  McHenry County
20
Very small
&
20.0%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
6
Very small
&
33.3%
3.6%
>>>>
0
None
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
13
Very small
&
15.4%
7.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
7.6%
>>>>
0
None
  St Louis-Belleville Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
6.4%
>>>>
0
None
  Vermilion County
10
Very small
&
20.0%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
11
Very small
&
18.2%
9.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
United States
14,800
Very small
&
11.5%
3.7%
>>>>
1,900
Very few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.