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Specialty medical devices require the work of trained individuals with specific skills.BMETs play a critical role in the successful treatment of patients in today’s healthcare industry.
Ask most people what a biomedical equipment technician does, and you’ll probably receive a shrug in response. They work behind the scenes in hospitals and clinics, but the result of their work is what speaks volumes. In fact, what they do enables physicians, specialists and other medical staff to diagnose and treat patients accurately.
Sound intriguing, maybe even a little important? You’d be right.
Here’s What it Takes to Become a Biomedical Equipment Technician:
- receive, prioritize and process maintenance orders
- test and calibrate equipment
- set-up and test equipment
- complete complex installations
- follow all safety and testing procedures
- train medical staff on the proper use of equipment
Most healthcare related careers are enjoying stronger than average employment opportunities as the population ages, and this industry is no exception. As more hospitals and clinics introduce medical equipment to identify and treat patients, the demand for biomedical equipment technicians increases. They may be the problem-solvers “behind the curtain,” but they contribute enormously to successful patient outcomes.
It’s a challenging career with a future that holds promise as the healthcare industry expands.
This might be a career for you if:
1. You enjoy detailed work
2. You can effectively problem-solve
3. You possess excellent mechanical skills
4. You have strong communication/presentation skills
Preventative care is the key to long term and effective patient treatment. The same is true for the equipment the medical staff utilizes every day. BMETs use their technological expertise to maintain medical equipment. This prevents mechanical and computer errors that could harm patients or lead providers to the wrong diagnosis. This preventative maintenance keeps equipment running and helps avoid life-threatening breakdowns.
Biomedical technicians contribute enormously to successful patient outcomes in healthcare by inspecting, repairing, and calibrating medical equipment that grows more advanced and vital all the time.
Learn more about earning your Associate of Occupational Degree in Biomedical Equipment Technician, designed to be completed in 18 months. IntelliTec offers this training at our Colorado Springs campus.