Medical Equipment Repairers

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What do they do?

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

Also known as:

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

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Medical Equipment Repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 0.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #42 in job growth rate
  • 140

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #16 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Medical Equipment Repairers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.7%)
  • Master's degree (3.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (18.9%)
  • Associate's degree (19.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (29.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (23.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.7%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • 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.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Operation 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.
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Knowledge

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.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • 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.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Abilities

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 there is a problem.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • 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.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 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

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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