BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGIST
Use your technology skills to help save lives. Be a Biomedical Equipment Technologist.
CAREER TYPE KEY FACTS
Salary Range Potential:
$37,651 - $55,758 /YEAR
TWO-YEAR ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE IN ELECTRONICS, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, OR AN ENGINEERING RELATED FIELD FROM AN ACCREDITED TECHNICAL COLLEGE
COMPUTER SAVVY, ANALYTICAL THINKING, ATTENTION TO DETAIL, PROBLEM SOLVING – TROUBLE SHOOTING
Types of Employers:
HOSPITALS, MEDICAL CENTERS, LARGE CLINICS, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
You could earn up to $55K or more in the high-tech world of medical equipment. Learn more and see if this career is the right field for you.
Today’s high-tech medical equipment is responsible for keeping countless people alive and healthy every day. Biomedical Equipment Technicians are responsible for keeping all this equipment up, running and performing their life-saving functions. Biomedical Equipment Technicians work on all sorts of medical equipment, from heart-lung and dialysis machines to defibrillators and imaging hardware. They also maintain detailed records on the use and condition of all equipment.
Biomedical Equipment Technicians work in hospitals, medical centers, large clinics, medical equipment manufacturers and government agencies. Employment is expected to grow 31% by 2020, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
Employers typically require a two-year associate degree in electronics, medical technology or an engineering-related field from an accredited technical college. If you have a knack for technology, learn more about this career field and the training programs available in Mississippi.
AVERAGE MISSISSIPPI WAGES
RESTAURANTS & BARS - $13,9250%
ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION - $20,1770%
RETAIL TRADE - $24,9560%
REAL ESTATE RENTAL & LEASING - $34,1720%
TOTAL PRIVATE SECTOR - $37,2820%