A Bio-Medical Equipment Technician is also referred to as a Biomedical Engineering Technologist (BMET) or Biomedical Equipment Specialist (BES). A Biomedical Technician is a highly skilled technologist that ensures medical equipment is safe, functional and properly configured. Duties include installing, inspecting, maintaining, repairing, calibrating, modifying and designing biomedical equipment and support systems to adhere to medical standard guidelines. Biomedical Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, private sector and for military.
As a Biomedical Technician, you are the behind the scenes professional in the medical setting. You must have a passion for machines and technology as well as a knack for troubleshooting and repairs. You know the int's and outs of laboratory equipment to surgical robots. Biomedical Technicians ensure the safety and proper functioning of medical equipment to keep patients safe. Healthcare professionals rely on Biomedical Technicians to maintain equipment to achieve safe, accurate diagnosis and successful treatments to their patients. As a Biomedical Technician you must be able to must work well in fast-paced, high-pressure situations. Stamina is important, as the job requires standing, crouching and moving for long periods of time. You'll need to have great communication skills in order to work effectively with medical professionals, hospital staff, administrators and patients.
To prepare for your interview you'll want to research the facility. By researching their departments and specialty clinics you'll be able to speak to the equipment that you've worked on and that they will have there. Be confident in your answers as you have the education and hands on experience to prove it. Whether you have a 2-year degree in biomedical equipment technology, bachelor’s degree or military training relay to the interviewer how your education has prepared you for your job.