Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)/Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)

Biomedical equipment technicians are also referred to as biomedical electronics technicians and biomedical engineering technicians. They repair, calibrate and maintain life support equipment and other medical instruments and devices used by research facilities, hospitals and clinics.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Biomedical equipment technicians are trained to repair, maintain, inspect and install medical equipment in hospitals or research facilities. Physicians and other health care personnel use the equipment for monitoring, diagnosing or treating diseases, disorders and illnesses. Technicians use a variety of hand tools to perform repairs and preventive maintenance. They perform safety inspections and offer instruction on the use and operation of medical equipment.

Getting Started

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High School Courses

High school students should study mathematics, mechanics courses and the sciences. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Students must complete a two-year program at a vocational/technical school.

Education and Training

Professional Organizations

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 301
Arlington, VA, 22203-1633
703/525-4890 or 800/332-2264
www.aami.org/

Biomedical Associations of Wisconsin
www.baw.org/

Medical Equipment and Technology Association
801/879-5433 (President’s Number)
www.mymeta.org/

Career Outlook

Number Employed in 2014 (Wisconsin): 1,010
Number Employed in 2014 (U.S.): 48,000
Expected Employment in 2024 (U.S.): 50,900
Percent Employment Growth (2014-2024): 6%
Expected Annual Openings: 1,150
Median Salary in 2014 (Wisconsin): $51,150

Salary information is located at Career One Stop

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