Experts at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that employment opportunities for Medical Equipment Repairers will grow at an accelerated rate — 31 percent between now and 2020 — which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This is fueled in large part by the growing number of aging Americans —currently more than 41 million with projections for 72 million by 2030 — creating a huge demand for healthcare services.
In as little as six semesters, you could complete the AAS degree at Texas State Technical College and be out in the workforce capitalizing on this accelerated job growth.
As a TSTC graduate, you’ll have an advantage over other job applicants, because students here spend nearly 60 percent of their time working on the actual equipment they will be repairing.
You'll move to the top of employer's hiring lists having benefited from hands-on experience, expert instruction from real-world Biomedical Equipment Technicians, and industry support that guides the curriculum to ensure it meets required needs.
What you’ll do!
TSTC’s star power prep
TSTC’s top-notch faculty is led by published author and expert Dr. Roger Bowles, a TSTC BET graduate. The college’s Biomedical Equipment faculty collectively brings dozens of years of professional training and real-world experience to help students gain a professional edge.
Small class size
At TSTC, our Biomedical Equipment Technology classes average about 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time to work with each student.
Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend fewer hours in the classroom and much more time in work settings, operating the instruments they will use in their respective fields. In fact, more than 60 percent of their time is spent performing the actual work they will do upon graduation. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the solid training you need to succeed in your Biomedical Equipment career.
Education by employer design! As industry professionals, our advisory committee members assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage.
TSTC ensures that its programs correlate with industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain jobs upon graduation.
In addition to internships and co-op programs where you get hands-on practice in your actual field, BET program graduates can also take the International Certification Commission's Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician Examination. After passing the exam and gaining two years of work experience, you can earn full certification, which can lead to higher salaries.