Biomedical Equipment Technology is one of the fields experts are predicting will grow at an accelerated rate. The DOL’s Bureau of Labor Services notes that employment in the field is projected to grow 27 percent — much faster than average growth for all occupations. As recent as 2008, workers held 41,400 jobs repairing medical equipment.
In as little as six semesters, you could complete the AAS degree at Texas State Technical College and be out in the workforce in time to capitalize on this new job growth.
As a student at TSTC, you’ll have an advantage over other job applicants, because students here spend nearly 60 percent of their time working on the actual equipment they will be repairing.
This, combined with expert teachers who have worked in the field, along with industry support that guides the curriculum to ensure it meets required needs, will move you to the top of employers’ hiring lists.
What you’ll do!
TSTC’s star power prep
TSTC’s faculty comes to the college with years of professional experience in their respective fields.
Led by published author and expert Dr. Roger Bowles – himself a TSTC BET graduate, the college’s Biomedical Equipment faculty collectively bring dozens of years of professional training to help students remain on track. Combined with an advisory board comprised of industry representatives to keep the curriculum current,TSTC’s Biomedical Equipment Technology program provides a first-rate education that can put you first in the hiring line.
Small class size
At TSTC, our Biomedical Equipment Technology classes average about 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time to work with each student.
Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend a lot less time in the classroom and much more time in work settings, operating the instruments they will use in their respective fields. Students spend more than 60 percent of their time performing the actual work they will do upon graduation. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your Biomedical Equipment career.
TSTC’s strong programs match industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain jobs when time comes to graduate and interview.
Education by employer design! As industry professionals, our advisory committee members assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage. They can ensure that what we teach matches what industry is seeking.
In addition to internships and co-op programs where you get hands-on practice in your actual field, BET program graduates can also take the International Certification Commission's Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician Examination. After passing the exam and gaining two years of work experience, you can earn full certification, which can lead to higher salaries.