Biomedical Equipment Technology Associate Degree
Biomedical equipment technicians are a vital component of the healthcare delivery system. Without them, hospitals, clinics and other entities would be unable to function properly.
This means a bright future for those who want to enter the field. The medical equipment repair sector is projected by the U.S. Department of Labor to increase 31 percent through 2020 — much faster than the average for all occupations — as a result of increased demand for medical services and the increasing complexity of equipment.
Biomedical equipment technicians work on equipment such as defibrillators, heart monitors, medical imaging equipment (X-rays, CAT scanners and ultrasound equipment), voice-controlled operating tables, and electric wheelchairs. Much of the equipment is valued at millions of dollars. The industry will need sharp, professional technicians that can inspect, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair this critical medical equipment.
TSTC’s Biomedical Equipment Technology (BET) program can provide you with critical skills and training to enter into this typically recession-proof field. Industry-experienced staff, top-notch equipment, and an advisory board comprised of industry experts are just a few of the benefits you’ll gain in the BET program.