Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians

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Total Workforce

61k

Average Age

39.1

Average Salary

$27,914

Average Male Salary

$26,240

Average Female Salary

$28,259

About

Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians are most often employed by the Nursing Care Facilities industry. The average yearly wage for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians was $27,914 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians by wage are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, and Office machine operators, except computer.

Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Chiropractors, Dentists, Dietitians & nutritionists, Optometrists, Pharmacists, and 37 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians are Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians are Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Nursing Care Facilities is the industry that employs the most Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians are paid most in Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,914

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,625

In 2018, Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians earned an average of $27,914, $25,975 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand make somewhat more than Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians while Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.412

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.412, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, by number of employees, are Nursing Care Facilities, General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, and Offices of optometrists.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, by average wage, are Offices of physicians, General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, and Offices of optometrists.

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Industries by Share

61k

2018 Workforce

± 6,063

This graphic shows the share of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians employed by various industries. Nursing Care Facilities employs the largest share of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians at  32.6%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 19.7% and Offices of optometrists with 14.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians in the US. The average age of male Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians in the workforce is 33.9 and of female Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians is 40.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians is White.

Gender Composition

10.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,508

50.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,521

82.9% of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

64.9% of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.9% of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians.

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Age by Gender

33.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.49

40.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.71

The median age of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians is 39.1, and Male employees are generally 6.3 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians is Business but a relatively high number of Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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