Biomedical Technician Training
Biomedical technicians repair hospital and medical equipment. These machines include CAT scans, heart defibrillators, radiology tools, and many other highly technical and constantly evolving equipment.
Biomedical technician training is electronics-based. It is possible for those with an associate's degree in electronics or a related field to find work as a biomedical technician. But increasingly, employers are looking for employees with a specific degree and certification in biomedical technology. After taking core electronics courses, the training process for most biomedical technicians is something akin to an apprenticeship.
New technicians begin their work by observing experienced biomedical technicians closely. During this period, a long time is devoted to a single machine (like the CAT scan.) The ratio between observation and actual repairing inverses over time, with the teacher preferably confident enough to allow the student to take over by the session's end. Like all health related fields, work prospects for biomedical technicians are expected to be good.
As the US population ages, the need for medical equipment technicians should increase accordingly. Anyone interested in becoming a biomedical technician should remember that training never actually ends. Medical technology evolves so quickly that technicians are routinely required to either teach themselves new technologies or attend instructional seminars hosted by the machine manufacturers. For this reason, anyone looking for a career in biomedical technology should be comfortable with learning new tricks. Keeping up with the technology is a crucial part of the career, especially with the more involved technologies.
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