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Biomedical Equipment Repair

 

The Biomedical Equipment Repair program is a career pathway in the Associate in Applied Science with a major in Industrial Electronics Technology program.

 

CAREER OPTIONS
Medical equipment repairers and other precision instrument and equipment repairers maintain, adjust, calibrate and repair electronic, electromechanical and hydraulic equipment.

 

They use various tools, including multi-meters, specialized software and computers designed to communicate with specific pieces of hardware. Some of their tools are specialized, such as equipment designed to simulate water or air pressure. Hand tools such as soldering irons and other electronic tools are also used to repair and adjust equipment. Medical equipment and other precision instrument repairers must maintain careful, detailed logs of all maintenance and repair on each piece of equipment. In 2009, the median income for biomedical equipment repairers nationally was $42,300*.

*Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Biomedical equipment repairers, often called biomedical equipment technicians, work on medical equipment such as defibrillators, heart monitors, medical imaging equipment (x- rays, CAT scanners, and ultrasound equipment) and electric wheelchairs.

 

FACULTY

Kenneth Flick  / 843.525.8238 / Fax:  843.470.8413 /  kflick@tcl.edu

Business and Industrial Technology Division Dean / Location:  Building 14, Room 125