Biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) specialize in the installation, adjustment, testing, inspection and maintenance of electronic and mechanical equipment used to diagnose and treat diseases. Technicians demonstrate the use of equipment for other medical personnel and propose new equipment
purchases or modifications.
Biomedical equipment technicians are usually supervised by biomedical engineers. They generally work a 5-day 40-hour week. Biomedical equipment technicians work in hospitals, medical centers, clinics, manufacturing sales or service.
Employment of medical equipment repairers is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for healthcare services and the use of increasingly complex medical equipment will drive employment growth. Those who have an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering should have the best job opportunities.
Technicians complete one- to three-year programs leading to associate degrees in biomedical equipment technology, electronics, or an engineering-related field. Four-year bachelor’s degrees are offered by some universities and colleges. Some technicians with electronics education and experience may train on the job.
Licensure is not required in the state of Connecticut.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22203