What are the educational requirements to become a biomedical equipment technician?


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The minimum educational requirement to become a biomedical equipment technician is an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology. Obtaining specialized certifications (such as a Certified Radiology Equipment Specialist), on-the-job training and/or further schooling allow for advancement in this career field. In addition to educational requirements, a career as a biomedical equipment technician requires endurance, mechanical and technical aptitude, as well as excellent communication and time-management skills.

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Biomedical equipment technicians perform installation, repair and maintenance on medical care equipment. Achieving an associate’s degree in this field takes approximately two years. Core courses in electronics and computer technology along with lectures and lab attendance are standard. Additional courses in anatomy are useful to help the technician effectively communicate with medical personnel. Bachelor’s degrees are also available in this field and generally include additional coursework in technology, math and biological sciences.

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