Biomedical Repair Schools and Training Programs

Find out what certificate and degree programs can provide training for careers in biomedical technology repair, and what to look for in a school offering programs in biomedical equipment technology. Schools offering Biology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

An associate degree program in biomedical equipment technology can qualify you for an entry-level position in the field in two years and is the most common educational path for this job. If you're interested in working with more complicated medical devices, such as computed tomography or ultrasound machines, a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering technology might be the best choice.

Courses Microcontrollers, physiological instruments, electronics, computer science, radiography, project planning, patient care, safety, medical equipment, technical writing
Degrees Associate and bachelor's degree programs in biomedical equipment technology and bioengineering technology
Certificate Options Biomedical engineering certificate programs

What Are My Options for Educational Pathways?

Certificate programs in biomedical engineering are usually available as continuing education options for further specialization in the field. If you've already completed an associate or bachelor's degree program, a certificate could be right for you. When looking for biomedical repair programs, you may find several certificate and degree programs that can qualify you for employment, including Associate of Applied Science in Biomedical Equipment Technology, Associate in Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology; Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Advanced Certificate in Biomedical Engineering Technology, and a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering Technology.

What Will I Learn?

Associate degree programs typically include basic courses in subjects such as physics and chemistry, as well as the fundamentals of the biomedical field. Here are a few topics you might be discussing in your associate's degree:

  • Electronics
  • Computer science
  • Circuits
  • Instrumentation

What About Courses in Other Programs?

The equipment used by hospitals and other healthcare facilities is diverse, and you can expect to learn to install, maintain and repair devices such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, defibrillators and monitoring equipment. Certificate programs might let you focus on specific areas, such as biomechanics and computer operating systems. To study more advanced topics, such as radiography and project planning, you'll probably need to continue your education at the bachelor's degree level. Bachelor's degree programs may also cover the following topics:

  • Patient care
  • Safety
  • Accounting
  • Technical writing
  • Patient interaction
  • Patient management
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Imaging machines

How Can I Pick a School?

If you're planning to enter the field of biomedical repair, you'll want a school with easy access to clinical facilities where you can gain hands-on experience working with a diverse array of medical equipment. Because medical equipment and technology are always advancing, it's important that the facilities of a prospective school are up-to-date with the latest devices.

Schools that offer internships, or other practicum opportunities, might allow you to gain an understanding of what it's like to function in a real work environment alongside medical professionals and patients. These experiences could also help you meet potential employers while still in school. If you're interested in advancement in the field, or just a boost in your professional credentials, you may consider a program that offers preparation for a certification examination through an organization such as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.

You may want to consider some of the following schools that offer biomedical repair training programs:

  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Schoolcraft College (Livonia, MI)
  • Indiana University (Indianapolis)
  • Texas State Technical College (Waco)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (Media, PA)

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