Associate of Applied Science • 65 Credit Hours
Learn the skills necessary to install, maintain, calibrate and repair medical equipment in hospitals, doctors’ offices, dental offices and anywhere medical equipment is used.
A biomedical technician, also known as a biomedical equipment technician (BMET), is someone who specializes in calibrating, maintaining, and repairing the medical machinery used in a healthcare facility. Upon completion of an associate’s degree program, students are able to begin seeking work in the field of biomedical technology.
Medical Equipment Repairer
2019 Median Pay
$49,280 per year
Number of Jobs
53,800 in 2018
The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.
Employment of medical equipment repairers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. These repairers will be needed to repair medical equipment in healthcare settings.
A significant factor in the greater demand for healthcare services is the aging population. As people age, they usually need more medical care. With the expected increase in the number of older adults and with people living longer, health professionals are prescribing more medical tests that use new, complex equipment. In addition, some medical facilities are increasingly purchasing refurbished medical equipment in order to save money. Medical equipment repairers will be needed to provide routine service to ensure the machines work properly.