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Biomedical Equipment Technician

– Biomedical Equipment Techniciang_BiomedicalEquipmentTech

To be a successful Counselor you should…

  • have a mechanical aptitude and good eye/hand coordination
  • have critical listening and problem solving skills, especially in relating information on equipment functioning
  • be interested in learning to work on new/updated equipment
  • have the ability to see slight differences in objects, shapes, or pictures
  • have good interpersonal skills
  • have the ability to move from place to place easily

What will my job be like?

 

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.


Where could I work?

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.

Other workplace settings:
  • Government Agencies
  • Medical Equipment Manufacturers

What is the average annual salary?

$44,570


What is the future of this career?

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.


What type of education and/or training do I need?

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.


Where can I get the education and/or training?

 

  • Gateway Community College, New Haven
  • Middlesex Community College, Middletown
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden
  • University of New Haven, New Haven

Do I need a license or certification for this career?

Licensure is not required in the state of Connecticut.


Where can I get more information?

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 301
Arlington, VA   22203
703-525-4890
www.aami.org