Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology appeals to students desiring to be technical, and, at the same time, devote their careers to saving lives by helping doctors, nurses and patients. Graduates become biomedical technicians who maintain, repair, and calibrate electronic medical instruments used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. To advance in these careers, students develop interpersonal, management, communications and leadership skills.

This program will teach you troubleshooting skills in analog circuits, digital circuits, and processors. In addition, students must learn physiology, medical terminology and the operation of medical instruments such as EKG instruments, defibrillators, and incubators.

Graduates are typically employed by hospitals or hospital subcontractors. Some graduates are employed by manufacturers of medical instruments or medical devices, or as field support technicians, after earning experience in the field. Although this program’s primary objective is for students to enter the workforce after two years, some graduates choose to either continue their college education, or pursue a degree in business.

Programs 

Associate of Science (AS) in Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology appeals to students who are seeking careers to help doctors, nurses, and patients through the power of technology. Graduates become biomedical technicians who maintain, repair, and calibrate electronic medical instruments used in health care. To advance in these careers, students develop interpersonal, project management, and leadership skills.

This program will teach you to troubleshoot analog circuits, digital circuits, and processors. In addition, students must learn physiology, medical terminology and the operation of medical instruments such as EKG instruments, defibrillators, and incubators

After gaining experience in the field, graduates are typically employed by hospitals or hospital subcontractors. Some graduates are employed by medical instrument or medical device manufacturers, or as field support technicians. Although this program’s primary objective is to prepare graduates to enter the workforce after two years, some graduates choose to either continue their college education, or pursue a degree in business.

What will you learn?

  • Analog & Digital Circuits
  • Computer Networking
  • Processors
  • Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Instruments

Job Outlook

Most graduates are typically employed by hospitals or hospital subcontractors. Other grads get hired by manufacturers of medical instruments or medical devices.

  • The average starting salary for Biomedical Technicians in Boston is $46,000
  • The average starting hourly rate for Biomedical Technicians in Boston is $23
  • Jobs in this field are expected to grow by 6% through 2024
  • BFIT's job and continuing education placement rate is 83%

Career Path

  • Biomedical Technician

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