Dominic Gray '14
Biomedical Engineering Technology
“BFIT is not your typical college, it is entirely focused on getting you a degree that is going to translate into today’s market and get you a job.”
After his time in the Army as a medic, Dominic was able to translate his interest in healthcare into a degree with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology’s Biomedical Engineering Technology Program and secure a job in his field within one month of graduation. It had been 9 years since Dominic had been in a classroom, and his study skills were a bit rusty. BFIT’s Academic Resource Center shored up note taking and test prep habits and tutored him in math prerequisites for his major. “The staff on all levels is dedicated to ensuring that you do well and help you whenever they can. I never felt that I was completely on my own.”
Supporting doctors and nurses in saving lives, Dominic’s major in Biomedical Engineering Technology prepared him to maintain, repair, and calibrate sophisticated electronic medical instruments used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. “BFIT combines the focus of a trade school with the style of a traditional college blended together.” During his final semester BFIT placed Dominic in an internship with Crothall Healthcare Technology. The internship turned into an entry-level position after his graduation in 2014; with two promotions in three years he is now a Unit Director.
Today, Dominic uses his position in the field to help fellow BFIT grads launch careers. Dominic needs a staff he can rely on; he knows that BFIT students have the qualifications and training. He hired a fellow classmate to be his second in command running Crothall’s six sites from the North Shore to Cape Cod. Dominic now makes a conscious effort to attend all of the BFIT Career Fairs to advise students looking to enter the field and to scout out new interns and trainees. “It is a very small world. It is amazing how many people in this field are BFIT grads.”