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Applied Technology

Biomedical Instrumentation Technology

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.

Learn about biomedical equipment.

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. 

QUICK FACTS

Medical Equipment Repairer

2019 Median Pay
$49,280 per year

Number of Jobs
53,800 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 4%

Average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at bls.gov/ooh/.

Admission Requirements

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.

Potential Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Cabell-Huntington Hospital
  • King’s Daughters’ Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center

Career Outlook: projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028

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.

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Robert Adkins
Instructor - Electronics
William Muncy
Instructor - Electronics Biomedical Automation
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