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Medical Equipment Repairers

Also called: Biomedical Electronics Technician, Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET), Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomed Tech (Biomedical Technician)

Where in the Army? In the Army: Biomedical Equipment Specialist

What they do:
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
  • Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Medical software
  • Medical equipment diagnostic software
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$44,570
per year, on average
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