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Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate

Looking to gain additional certification in the Biomedical Equipment Technology (BMET) field? Students who have completed the Biomedical Equipment Technology I Proficiency Certificate and wish to enhance their potential for advancement in this in-demand field can earn the Biomedical Equipment Technology II Proficiency Certificate. Building upon the foundations learned in Biomedical Equipment Technology I, students will learn to troubleshoot more complex equipment problems that are network/wireless related. Upon completion of the certificate, your courses can be applied toward an A.A.S. degree.

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Explore careers as a biomedical equipment technician, a critically important part of the health care field. Earn a proficiency certificate at the College and you could be on your way to a career in this in-demand field.

Five Things to Know about Biomedical Equipment Technicians

  • BMETs Make A Difference As A Vital Part Of The Health Care Team!
    Doctors, nurses and patients depend on BMETs to troubleshoot and fix essential equipment in hospitals, such as ICU monitors, ventilators, defibrillators, electrosurgery units, infant incubators and more.
  • BMETs Have Awesome Employment Opportunities
    Nationally employment of BMETs is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.* In Pennsylvania, 111 positions for BMETs are expected to be added per year through 2018.
  • BMETs Earn Excellent Starting Salaries with Benefits
    Median annual earnings in May 2012 for a BMETs: $44,570.* The average salary in Pennsylvania is $47,560; entry level BMETs may start at a salary above $35,000.
  • BMETs Experience the Cutting Edge of Medical Technology
    BMETs learn about new technology when it is introduced in hospitals.
  • BMETs Have Numerous Opportunities for Advancement
    BMETs can advance in steps to become Senior BMETs, or many become specialists.

 

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Degree Options

Upon receiving your proficiency certificate, you may enter the workforce, or your courses may be applied to the Applied Science and Engineering Technology associate's degree program, and then transfer to a four-year college.

 

Career Options

  • Entry-level BMET
  • Hospitals
  • Hospital service  providers
  • Medical device manufacturers

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Time to Complete

Less Than
1 YEAR

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From the Field: Women in BMET

Adriana Gibson, Biomedical Equipment Technician at St. Joseph Mercy

"While being a stay home mom, I decided to get a college degree. With my background in electronics, Biomedical Equipment Technology seemed a good fit. Within few months after graduation with an associate degree, I got my first job as a Biomedical Equipment Technician. Working in this field is never a boring job. The verity of equipment is almost overwhelming. I love the continual education part of it. Every time I work on a new piece of equipment, I learn more about the technologies available to improve patient care."

 

Jennifer Collins, Director of Clinical Engineering at Mercy Health

"Everything about this field is exciting! I get to play with tools and the latest technology. I get to fix equipment that can have a huge impact on patients. It's an amazing feeling when I fix something and the Doctor/Nurse/Tech gets their diagnostic equipment back so they can get the patient on their healing journey. As a leader, I get to help guide the team in doing their very best, every day."