Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment. May troubleshoot, install, and maintain medical devices used in patient treatment and diagnosis. 

A Typical Day

  • Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications, and using test and analysis instruments.
  • Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
  • Advising and evaluating new equipment purchase decisions.
  • Educating clinical staff on proper equipment use.
 

Recommended Credentials

Associates degree or Military training

Education & Training

Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.

 

Northwest Lower Michigan

 

Associates of Applied Science for Biomedical Engineering Technologies
Engineering Technology Degrees and Certificates 
— Northwestern Michigan College

Explore This Career

Try it before you buy it!

Check out HTM in a Box an interactive presentation about Biomed/Healthcare Technologies Manager careers (note: please add your name at the login to track usage)

The Local Advantage Learning Pathway

Pathway 1

Ask your counselor about taking advanced placement (AP) classes in math or science.

Enroll in Northwest Education Services Career Tech Center's Electrical Occupations or Information Technology program.

Questions? Email Joe Deater, Certified Sr Biomedical Technician and NMC Instructor at (jdeater@nmc.edu)

Pathway 2

Engineering Technology
— Northwestern Michigan College

Pathway 3

Get certified to increase wages, expand hiring opportunities or get promoted: take Biomedical Certification exam (CBET) and complete minimum 2 years of work experience

 

Sample Employers in Our Region

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TIP

Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.

 

Sample Job Titles...

  • Bio Medical Technician
  • Biomed
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
  • Healthcare Technologies Manager
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Medical Equipment Repairer
 

Hear It From The Pros

10-Year Job Growth Projections

0%
10-County Region
3%
Michigan
5%
U.S.

Employed Regionally

2870
In 2021

Wage Range & Median Michigan

$34,700
$47,040 
$75,810

Annual Hires Regionally

10
In 2021

Other Regional Career Resources

Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

Learn more about Medical Equipment Repairers  (also known as Biomedical Equipment Technicians) at O*NET Online.