2015 OCT Surgical Technology Program Trends

2015 OCT Surgical Technology Program Trends








Occupation Overview
EMSI Q2 2015 Data Set

Surgical Technology Program
October 2015

Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

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Parameters
Occupations
Code

Description

29-2055

Surgical Technologists

Regions
Code

Description

55011

Buffalo County, WI

55023

Crawford County, WI

55053

Jackson County, WI

55057

Juneau County, WI

55063

La Crosse County, WI

55081

Monroe County, WI

55121

Trempealeau County, WI

55123

Vernon County, WI

Timeframe
2016 - 2020

Datarun
2015.2 – Employees

Surgical Technology 2015 (AED) in 8 Counties
Surgical Technologists (SOC 29-2055):Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered
nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery,
adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold
retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Sample of Reported Job Titles: Operating Room Technician (OR Tech)Surgical TechnicianSurgical Scrub
Technologist (Surgical Scrub Tech)Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)Surgical Technologist (Surgical
Tech)Surgical Scrub TechnicianOperating Room Technologist (OR Tech)Operating Room Surgical Technician
(OR St)Certified Surgical TechnicianCertified Surgical Tech/First Assistant
Related O*NET Occupation: Surgical Technologists (29-2055.00)

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2016
Jobs

SOC

Description

29-2055

Surgical Technologists

2020
Jobs

2016 2020
Change

2016 2020 %
Change

Openings

Annual
Openings

Median
Hourly
Earnings

170

189

19

11%

27

7

$21.59

Occupation Summary for Surgical Technology 2015 (AED)

164

11.3%

$21.59/hr

Jobs (2015)

% Change (2016-2020)

Median Hourly Earnings

59% above National average

Nation: 9.5%

Nation: $20.84/hr

Growth for Surgical Technologists (29-2055)

170

189

19

11.3%

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change (2016-2020)

% Change (2016-2020)

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Percentile Earnings for Surgical Technologists (29-2055)

$19.26/hr

$21.59/hr

$24.19/hr

25th Percentile Earnings

Median Earnings

75th Percentile Earnings

Regional Trends

Region

2016 Jobs

2020 Jobs

Change

% Change

●

Region

170

189

19

11.2%

●

State

2,775

3,010

235

8.5%

●

Nation

105,542

115,520

9,978

9.5%

●

Western Technical College
District

170

189

19

11.2%

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Regional Breakdown

County

2020 Jobs

La Crosse County, WI

139

Monroe County, WI

14

Vernon County, WI

10

Trempealeau County, WI

<10

Jackson County, WI

<10

Occupation Gender Breakdown

Gender
●

Males

●

Females

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent
40

24.4%

124

75.6%

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Occupation Age Breakdown

Age

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

●

14-18

0

0.2%

●

19-24

18

11.1%

●

25-34

51

30.8%

●

35-44

36

22.0%

●

45-54

34

20.6%

●

55-64

22

13.5%

●

65+

3

1.9%

Occupation Race/Ethnicity Breakdown

Race/Ethnicity

2015 Jobs 2015 Percent

●

White

157

95.5%

●

Asian

3

1.9%

●

Hispanic or Latino

2

1.1%

●

Black or African American

1

0.7%

●

Two or More Races

1

0.4%

●

American Indian or Alaska Native

0

0.2%

●

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0%

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National Educational Attainment

Education Level

2015 Percent

●

Less than high school diploma

●

High school diploma or equivalent

25.3%

●

Some college, no degree

34.4%

●

Associate's degree

20.0%

●

Bachelor's degree

15.9%

●

Master's degree

1.6%

●

Doctoral or professional degree

0.8%

2.0%

Occupational Programs

2

8

7

Programs (2014)

Completions (2014)

Openings (2014)

CIP Code

Program

Completions (2014)

51.1012

Sterile Processing Technology/Technician

8

51.0909

Surgical Technology/Technologist

0

Industries Employing Surgical Technology 2015 (AED)
Occupation
Jobs in
Industry
(2015)

% of
Occupation
in Industry
(2015)

% of Total
Jobs in
Industry
(2015)

137

83.6%

1.4%

15

9.4%

0.7%

Offices of Dentists

<10

1.9%

0.4%

Offices of Physicians, Mental Health Specialists

<10

1.2%

0.8%

HMO Medical Centers

<10

0.8%

2.2%

Industry

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists)

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Appendix A - Data Sources and
Calculations
Occupation Data
EMSI occupation employment data are based on final EMSI industry data and final EMSI staffing patterns. Wage
estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of
worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage
estimates also affected by county-level EMSI earnings by industry.

Location Quotient
Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or
demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. It can reveal what makes a particular region unique in
comparison to the national average.

Institution Data
The institution data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Completers Data
The completers data in this report is taken directly from the national IPEDS database published by the U.S.
Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Staffing Patterns Data
The staffing pattern data in this report are compiled from several sources using a specialized process. For QCEW
and Non-QCEW Employees classes of worker, sources include Occupational Employment Statistics, the National
Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix, and the American Community Survey. For the Self-Employed and
Extended Proprietors classes of worker, the primary source is the American Community Survey, with a small
amount of information from Occupational Employment Statistics.

Industry Data
EMSI industry data have various sources depending on the class of worker. (1) For QCEW Employees, EMSI
primarily uses the QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages), with supplemental estimates from
County Business Patterns and Current Employment Statistics. (2) Non-QCEW employees data are based on a
number of sources including QCEW, Current Employment Statistics, County Business Patterns, BEA State and
Local Personal Income reports, the National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix (NIOEM), the American
Community Survey, and Railroad Retirement Board statistics. (3) Self-Employed and Extended Proprietor classes
of worker data are primarily based on the American Community Survey, Nonemployer Statistics, and BEA State
and Local Personal Income Reports. Projections for QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees are informed by NIOEM
and long-term industry projections published by individual states.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Employment
Projections; Iowa Workforce Development; Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Bureau of Labor
Market Information and Strategic Initiatives; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development;
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Workforce Information

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