Think of a medical grade cable guy. Who do you call when your cable is going wonky? The cable guy. When medical equipment is going bonkers who do the doctors and nurses call? A biomedical equipment technician! They are the brains behind the most simplistic and the most intricate medical equipment. These are the people that repair, inspect, design, and calibrate medical equipment for hospitals, health systems, and medical equipment retail centers. Their skill levels are vast and you can often choose what equipment you want to specialize in and eventually master. The world of medical tech is your oyster.
Important Qualities: Resourceful, Patient, Innovative, Creative, Technologically advanced.
Questions to ask yourself:
- Do you desire to work in healthcare, but in a manner that is more behind the scenes?
- Are you interested in engineering and technology?
- Do you enjoy taking pieces of technology apart and putting them back together or fixing broken technology on your own?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then becoming a Biomedical Equipment Technician might be the right career path for you.