Everyone know about doctors, nurses, carpenters, electricians, and auto mechanics,
just to name a few. However, the occupation and profession of biomedical equipment
technician is not as well-known and is often overlooked. Biomedical equipment technicians
are a critical component to the delivery of safe and effective healthcare. They are
employed by hospitals, clinics, home medical equipment companies, medical equipment
manufacturers, dialysis centers, and many other healthcare service providers. Biomedical
equipment technicians are responsible for the repair, maintenance, and management
of all types of medical devices, equipment, and systems. They are often behind the
scenes in the overall care given to patients by making sure that the medical technology
is safe and reliable.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, as compiled by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics - U.S. Department of Labor, the occupation of medical
equipment repairers or biomedical equipment technicians as they are typically called
is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for
all occupations. Greater demand for healthcare services and the use of increasingly
complex medical equipment will drive employment growth. Those who have an associate
s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering should have the best job
Madisonville Community College has the only public program in the state of Kentucky
designed to train biomedical equipment technicians. The program offers an Associate
in Applied Science degree in Biomedical Technology Systems (BTS) and has been designed
to be accessible through online instruction coupled with limited onsite lab time.
Student are only required to be on campus one day a week. The program includes six
embedded certificates that give attention to the information technology side of the
profession which increases the diversity of knowledge and skills needed by today s
biomedical equipment technician.
For more information about Madisonville Community College s BTS program, please contact
Joey Jones at 270-824-1759 or e-mail at email@example.com.