|Quick Facts: Medical Equipment Repairers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$44,570 per year
$21.43 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Associate’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||42,300|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||30% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||12,800|
Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.
Although medical equipment repairers usually work during the day, they are sometimes expected to be on call, including evenings and weekends. Because repairing vital medical equipment is urgent, the work is sometimes stressful. Those who work in a patient-caring environment are potentially exposed to diseases and other health risks.
Employers generally prefer candidates who have an associate’s degree in biomedical technology or engineering. Depending on the area of specialization, repairers may need a bachelor’s degree, especially for advancement.
The median annual wage for medical equipment repairers was $44,570 in May 2012.
Employment of medical equipment repairers is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Greater demand for healthcare services and the use of increasingly complex medical equipment will drive employment growth. Those who have an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering should have the best job opportunities.
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