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Career and Education Opportunities for Medical Appliance Technicians in Florida

Florida has a population of 18,537,969, which has grown by 15.99% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunshine State," its capital is Tallahassee, though its biggest city is Jacksonville.

About 680 people are currently employed as medical appliance technicians in Florida. By 2016, this is expected to grow by 23% to about 840 people employed. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for medical appliance technicians are expected to grow by about 10.9%. In general, medical appliance technicians construct, fit, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, artificial limbs, and other surgical and medical appliances.

Medical appliance technicians earn approximately $14 per hour or $29,650 annually on average in Florida. Nationally they average about $16 hourly or $34,460 annually. Earnings for medical appliance technicians are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Medical and Dental in Florida and better than general Medical and Dental category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 10,424,100 jobs in Florida. The average annual income was $39,064 in 2008, up from $39,036 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Florida was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Roughly 22.3% of Florida residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Florida include employment services, professional employer organizations, and water transportation. Notable tourist destinations include the Museum of Science and History, the Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society Inc, and the Nature's Botanica Boutique.

CITIES WITH Medical Appliance Technician OPPORTUNITIES IN Florida


JOB DESCRIPTION: Medical Appliance Technician

Medical Appliance Technician video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, medical appliance technicians construct, fit, or repair medical supportive devices, such as braces, artificial limbs, and other surgical and medical appliances.

Every day, medical appliance technicians are expected to be able to visualize how things come together and can be organized. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Florida include:

  • Dental Laboratory Technician. Construct and repair full or partial dentures or dental appliances.
  • Printing Press Machine Operator. Set up or operate various types of printing machines, such as offset, letterset, or gravure presses or screen printers to produce print on paper or other materials.
  • Tailor. Design, make, or fit garments.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Florida

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Florida has a population of 18,537,969, which has grown by 15.99% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunshine State," its capital is Tallahassee, though its biggest city is Jacksonville. In 2008, there were a total of 10,424,100 jobs in Florida. The average annual income was $39,064 in 2008, up from $39,036 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Florida was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. About 22.3% of Florida residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Florida include employment services, professional employer organizations, and water transportation. Notable tourist destinations include the Fish Mania, the Mike S Aquatics, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.