Online Biomedical Technician Degrees and Training Programs

Biomedical technicians maintain, repair and install many of the equipment components commonly used in clinics, hospitals and doctor's offices. Read on to learn about undergraduate degree programs for this field, as well as for related career information such as average salary and job outlook. Schools offering Biology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Can I Earn a Biomedical Technician Degree?

Yes, in fact many schools offer both associate and bachelor's degree programs for prospective biomedical technicians. Associate degree programs will take about two years to complete and will train you to install, test, maintain and repair equipment used in many aspects of medical care. Compared to associate degree programs, bachelor's degree programs are less common and provide advanced training in medical equipment maintenance and support. If you study full time, you'll be able to complete a bachelor degree program in four years.

Biomedical Technician Degrees Associate's degrees are most common; bachelor's degrees programs are also available
Common Classes and Coursework Soldering, medical circuitry troubleshooting, healthcare facility safety
Online Degree Programs Full programs are not available, but online coursework does exist
Career Facts The median salary was $45,660 per year in 2014, and job opportunities are expected to grow

What Kinds Of Classes Will I Take?

Biomedical technician degree programs combine natural science, general education and biomedical technology courses. Some degree programs may require you to prepare a final project or participate in an internship. Typically, you'll complete your general education courses during an early semester in the program, and also take introductory biomedical technology classes during that time. Core classes are likely to cover the following subjects:

  • The principles of electrical systems
  • Soldering
  • Computer hardware and software applications
  • Medical circuitry troubleshooting
  • Medical equipment networks
  • Healthcare facility safety

Can I Complete These Degree Programs Online?

The extremely hands-on nature of work in this field means that you won't be able to complete an associate's or bachelor's degree program entirely online. However, some schools offer online coursework as part of their programs. As a result, you can complete courses both at home and on a traditional campus as you work towards your degree. To take online classes, you'll generally need a broadband Internet connection, an updated Internet browser and some form of media viewing software such as Windows Media Player or RealPlayer. The school you choose will also provide details about the specific digital requirements for a program's online coursework, and whether any additional software is needed.

What Are Current Career Prospects For Biomedical Technicians?

According to a May, 2014 survey by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), biomedical technicians had a median annual salary of $45,660 (www.bls.gov). According to this same source, job opportunities for biomedical technicians are expected to grow by 6% between 2014 and 2024. Technicians with associate degrees are generally preferred by employers.

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