What kind of education do I need?
Typically a technical school or junior college electronics program will get you started. Many of these programs specialize in biomed training. All branches of the armed forces also offer biomed training.
Is a degree required?
Not necessarily, but at least an associates degree or equivalent military or technical school training is preferred. BS and postgraduate degrees are also available.
Are certification programs available?
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has a Certification program for all aspects; from Radiological, Labortory, to Biomedical. See AAMI Web Site for more detail.
The Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-I) has a Certification program for Biomedical and Imaging. See ETA-I Web Site for more detail.
Where can I find a school?
META has a good list of technicial schools across the country that offer associates degrees. The Uniformed Armed Services all have schools for Biomedical Training. See your Local Recriuter for more details.
Who hires biomeds?
Biomeds find jobs from three primary sources. 1. Working directly for a hospital also called "in-house". 2. Working for an OEM (Equipment Manufacturer) 3. Working for an ISO (Independant Service Organization).
How do I know if the Biomed field will make a good career?
The Biomed field is ranked in the top 5 best careers. Recently, US News & World Report ranked Biomedical Equipment Technician as one of the Best Careers of 2009.
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