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Career Profiles: Biomedical Tech


What do they do?

Biomedical Equipment Technicians are responsible for adapting, operating and maintaining high-technological medical devices and instrument systems used in patient monitoring, clinical laboratories, radiology departments, surgery, anesthesia, respiratory therapy and other high-tech hospital departments.


Where do they work?

X-ray or laboratory departments, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, medical device industry, government, military or any facility using medical equipment.


Educational Requirements

An associate's degree in biomedical technology is usually required, as well as 1-3 years of training.  You must also pass at least 1 of the 3 certification exams from The International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology.


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