What do they do?

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

Also known as:

Biomedical Electronics Technician (Biomed Electronics Tech), Biomedical Engineering Technician (Biomed Engineering Tech), Biomedical Equipment Specialist (Biomed Equipment Specialist), Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (Biomed Equipment Support Specialist), Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomedical Repair Technician (Biomed Repair Tech), Biomedical Service Technician (Biomed Service Tech), Biomedical Technician (Biomed Tech), Certified Biomedical Engineering Technician (Certified Biomed Engineering Tech), Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Coil Repair Technician (Coil Repair Tech), Dental Equipment Technician (Dental Equipment Tech), Durable Medical Equipment Technician (DME Tech), Field Service Technician (Field Service Tech), Medical Equipment Service Tech (Medical Equipment Service Technician), Repair Technician (Repair Tech), Service Technician (Service Tech), X-ray Service Engineer, X-ray Service Tech (X-ray Service Technician)

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Medical Equipment Repairers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in CA

No Data Available
  • 10.4%

    Change

    Ranks #22 in job growth rate
    800

    Job Openings

    Ranks #2 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (1%)
  • Master's degree  (4%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (19%)
  • Associate's degree  (23%)
  • Some college, no degree  (26%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (24%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (3%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Operations Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Install equipment attachments or components.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Plan work procedures.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
  • Calculate requirements for equipment installation or repair projects.
  • Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
  • Supervise employees.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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