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Working As A Durable Medical Equipment Repairer

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Durable Medical Equipment Repairer Do

Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.

Duties

Medical equipment repairers typically do the following:

  • Install medical equipment
  • Test and calibrate parts and equipment
  • Repair and replace parts
  • Perform preventive maintenance and service
  • Keep records of maintenance and repairs
  • Review technical manuals and regularly attend training sessions
  • Explain and demonstrate how to operate medical equipment
  • Manage replacement of medical equipment

Medical equipment repairers, also known as biomedical equipment technicians (BMET), repair a wide range of electronic, electromechanical, and hydraulic equipment used in hospitals and health practitioners’ offices. They may work on patient monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, anesthesia machines, and other life-supporting equipment. They also may work on medical imaging equipment (x rays, CAT scanners, and ultrasound equipment), voice-controlled operating tables, and electric wheelchairs. In addition, they repair medical equipment that dentists and eye doctors’ use.

If a machine has problems or is not functioning to its potential, repairers first diagnose the problem. They then adjust the mechanical, electronic, or hydraulic parts or modify the software in order to recalibrate the equipment and fix the issue.

To do their work, medical equipment repairers use a variety of tools. Most use hand tools, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, and soldering irons. Others use electronic tools, such as multimeters (an electronic measuring device that combines several measures) and computers. Much of the equipment that they maintain and repair use specialized test-equipment software. Repairers use this software to calibrate the machines.

Many doctors, particularly specialty practitioners, rely on complex medical devices to run tests and diagnose patients, and they must be confident that the readings are accurate. Therefore, medical equipment repairers sometimes perform routine scheduled maintenance to ensure that sophisticated equipment, such as x-ray machines and CAT scanners, are in good working order. For less complicated equipment, such as electric hospital beds, workers make repairs as needed.

In a hospital setting, medical equipment repairers must be comfortable working around patients because repairs occasionally must take place while equipment is being used. When this is the case, the repairer must take great care to ensure that their work activities do not disturb patients.

Although some medical equipment repairers are trained to fix a variety of equipment, others specialize in repairing one or a small number of machines.

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How To Become A Durable Medical Equipment Repairer

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.

Education

Education requirements for medical equipment repairers vary, depending on a worker’s experience and area of specialization. However, the most common education is an associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology or engineering. Those who repair less-complicated equipment, such as hospital beds and electric wheelchairs, may learn entirely through on-the-job training, sometimes lasting up to 1 year. Repairers who work on more sophisticated equipment, such as CAT scanners and defibrillators, may need a bachelor’s degree.

Training

New workers generally observe and help experienced repairers for 3 to 6 months to start. As they learn, workers gradually become more independent while still under supervision.

Each piece of equipment is different, so medical equipment repairers must learn each one separately. In some cases, this requires studying a machine’s technical specifications and operating manual. Medical device manufacturers also may provide technical training.

Medical equipment technology is rapidly evolving, and new devices are frequently introduced. Repairers must continually update their skills and knowledge of new technologies and equipment through seminars and self-study. The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may also offer training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not mandatory, certification can demonstrate competence and professionalism, making candidates more attractive to employers. It can also increase a repairer’s opportunities for advancement. Most manufacturers and employers, particularly those in hospitals, often pay for their in-house medical repairers to become certified.

Some associations offer certifications for medical equipment repairers. For example, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) offers certification in three specialty areas—Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET), Certified Radiology Equipment Specialists (CRES), and Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Medical equipment repairers must effectively communicate technical information by telephone, in writing, and in person when speaking to clients, supervisors, and co-workers.

Dexterity. Many tasks, such as connecting or attaching parts and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.

Mechanical skills. Medical equipment repairers must be familiar with medical components and systems and how they interact. Often, repairers must disassemble and reassemble major parts for repair.

Physical stamina. Standing, crouching, and bending in awkward positions are common when making repairs to equipment. Therefore, workers should be physically fit.

Technical skills. Technicians use sophisticated diagnostic tools when working on complex medical equipment. They must be familiar with both the equipment’s internal parts and the appropriate tools needed to fix them.

Time-management skills. Because repairing vital medical equipment is urgent, workers must make good use of their time and perform repairs quickly.

Troubleshooting skills. As medical equipment becomes more intricate, problems become more difficult to identify. Therefore, repairers must be able to find and solve problems that are not immediately apparent.

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Average Yearly Salary
$78,000
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$38,000
Min 10%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Median 50%
$161,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Duluth, MN
Highest Paying State
Colorado
Avg Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a Durable Medical Equipment Repairer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Durable Medical Equipment Repairer in the United States is $78,986 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $161,000.

Real Durable Medical Equipment Repairer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Medical Equipment Repairers Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Burlington, MA Dec 05, 2013 $100,114
Medical Equipment Repairers FEI Company Hillsboro, OR Jan 27, 2011 $90,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Burlington, MA Nov 06, 2013 $85,073
Medical Equipment Repairers Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Spokane, WA Apr 18, 2014 $82,282
Medical Equipment Repairers Siemens Medical Solutions Iselin, NJ Feb 28, 2013 $78,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Iselin, NJ Nov 13, 2013 $78,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Acceletronics West Inc. Puyallup, WA Mar 06, 2013 $73,500
Medical Equipment Repairers PPD Development, LP Richmond, VA Jan 07, 2010 $72,243
Medical Equipment Repairers Ela Medical, Inc. McAllen, TX Dec 02, 2010 $68,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Schoelly Imaging, Inc. West Boylston, MA Nov 18, 2009 $61,700
Medical Equipment Repairers Schoelly Imaging, Inc. West Boylston, MA Nov 27, 2009 $60,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Alpha Medical Equipment of Ny, Inc. New Rochelle, NY Aug 30, 2013 $58,926
Medical Equipment Repairers Meridian America Medicals, Inc. Irvine, CA Dec 17, 2009 $57,100
Medical Equipment Repairers Comet Technologies USA, Inc. Mogadore, OH Sep 23, 2011 $57,034 -
$72,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Diamond Diagnostics Inc. Holliston, MA Mar 17, 2010 $55,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Alpha Medical Equipment of New York, Inc. Yonkers, NY Jun 11, 2010 $52,000
Medical Equipment Repairers Blue Chip Medical Products, Inc. Suffern, NY Mar 08, 2011 $49,150
Medical Equipment Repairers Rubinstain Dental EQ. Co. New York, NY Nov 15, 2010 $48,147
Medical Equipment Repairers GDC Medical Electronics Plainview, NY Jun 25, 2008 $45,497
Medical Equipment Repairers Diamedix Corporation Miami, FL Mar 04, 2008 $43,810
Medical Equipment Repairers Surgical Design, Inc. Lorton, VA Apr 30, 2009 $42,390
Medical Equipment Repairers Cresetti Drug Corpdba Neergard Pharmacy New York, NY Aug 03, 2010 $41,844
Medical Equipment Repairers Ronco Technical Services, Inc. Plainfield, NJ Mar 11, 2010 $41,010
Medical Equipment Repairer Advanced Clinical Consulting Corp Ewing, NJ Sep 16, 2009 $40,780

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Top Skills for A Durable Medical Equipment Repairer

  1. Insurance Companies
  2. Biomedical
  3. Hospital Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Perform electrical safety tests on biomedical instrumentation using specialized test equipment.
  • Performed preventive maintenance checks, safety inspections and services on all medical equipment within the hospital.
  • Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
  • Ensured the safe handling procedures and proper use of personal protective equipment are used all the time.
  • coordinated all new equipment installations.Assited in new office design and moves in accordance with manufacture and state regulations.

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Top 10 Best States for Durable Medical Equipment Repairers

  1. North Dakota
  2. Nebraska
  3. South Dakota
  4. Vermont
  5. Minnesota
  6. Colorado
  7. Wyoming
  8. Maine
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Durable Medical Equipment Repairer Demographics

Gender

Male

59.3%

Female

27.5%

Unknown

13.2%
Ethnicity

White

65.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.8%

Black or African American

12.9%

Asian

4.5%

Unknown

2.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

50.0%

Spanish

50.0%

Durable Medical Equipment Repairer Education

Schools

Community College of the Air Force

16.0%

Cabrillo College

8.0%

The Academy

8.0%

University of Oklahoma

4.0%

Everest Institute

4.0%

Louisiana State University at Eunice

4.0%

National University

4.0%

Medaille College

4.0%

Lancaster Bible College

4.0%

Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo

4.0%

Eastern University

4.0%

Excelsior College

4.0%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.0%

Wright State University

4.0%

University of Mississippi

4.0%

Indian River State College

4.0%

Schoolcraft College

4.0%

Ohio University -

4.0%

Springfield College

4.0%

Palm Beach State College

4.0%
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Majors

Business

17.9%

Electrical Engineering

14.3%

Medical Assisting Services

12.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

7.1%

Graphic Communications

5.4%

Electromechanical Instrumentation And Maintenance Technologies/Technicians

5.4%

Computer Information Systems

3.6%

Management Information Systems

3.6%

Health Care Administration

3.6%

Clinical Psychology

3.6%

Nursing

3.6%

Criminal Justice

3.6%

Computer Engineering

3.6%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.8%

Medical Technician

1.8%

Pharmacy

1.8%

Management Science

1.8%

Medicine

1.8%

Social Sciences

1.8%

Nuclear And Industrial Radiologic Technologies

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

32.5%

Associate

22.1%

Bachelors

19.5%

Certificate

10.4%

Masters

9.1%

Diploma

5.2%

Doctorate

1.3%
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