2012-Surg Tech-Program Trends

2012-Surg Tech-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Surgical Tech
Occupation Report
April 27, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Surgical technologists (SOC 29-2055)

Education Level
Postsecondary vocational award

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

203
222
19
9.38%
39
$18.78

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

203
2,784
98,994

2017
Change
Jobs
222
2,961
107,489

19
177
8,495

%
Change
9%
6%
9%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$18.78
$21.22
$18.96

Openin
gs
39
447
18,005

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupation

NAICS
Code
622110
930000
621111
621210
920000
621498
561320

Name
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Local government
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health
Specialists)
Offices of Dentists
State government
All Other Outpatient Care Centers
Temporary Help Services

2013
Jobs
163
18

2017
Jobs
181
18

18
0

%
Change
11%
0%

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10

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Change

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

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Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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