Biomedical Service Technician: Clinical Engineering
Learn to repair medical equipment in this popular program.
Health care employment goes beyond direct patient care. There is also demand for technicians to repair medical equipment. Patients and healthcare providers depend on proper functioning of sophisticated equipment. Students in the biomedical service technician: clinical engineering program learn how to maintain and repair everything from medical imaging equipment wheelchairs, and heart monitors.
Career Advisor: Jason Carroll253-680-7002 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Downtown Campus Hours: 7:30AM - 3:00PM
Program Length: Six Quarters
- National Median Salary$91,410
- National Potential Annual Job Openings1,500
This information is base on data from August 2020. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Associate of Applied Science
BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT SERVICE TECHNICIAN: CLINICAL ENGINEERING
CIP: 15.0401 EPC: 654
Health care, the largest industry in the country, employs more than 14 million people, and figures continues to mount. From small-town private practices to mammoth inner-city hospitals, health care workers are in high demand. The patients in those practices and hospitals depend not only on the expertise of doctors and nurses, but on the proper functioning of sophisticated biomedical equipment. The people responsible for repairing and maintaining these highly specialized machines and instruments such as defibrillators, heart monitors, electric wheelchairs, medical imaging equipment (x rays, CAT scanners, and ultrasound equipment), are biomedical service technicians. They inspect and install equipment used by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers for researching, monitoring, diagnosing, and treating illnesses and disorders. They also repair, calibrate, and safety test the equipment in order to ensure proper function and safety for both the operator and the patient.