Details Report for:
49-9062.00 - Medical Equipment Repairers
Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.
Sample of reported job titles: Bio Medical Technician, Biomed Tech (Biomedical Technician), Biomedical Electronics Technician, Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET), Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Dental Equipment Technician, Electronic Technician, Repair Technician, Service Technician, X-ray Service Engineer
Tasks | Tools & Technology | Knowledge | Skills | Abilities | Work Activities | Detailed Work Activities | Work Context | Job Zone | Education | Credentials | Interests | Work Styles | Work Values | Related Occupations | Wages & Employment | Job Openings | Additional Information
Tools used in this occupation:
- Acoustic sensors — Audio meters
- Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories — Fetal monitor simulators
- Adjustable widemouth pliers — Pump pliers
- Adjustable wrenches
- Alignment jig — Antistatic alignment tools
- Analytical balances
- Anti static floor mats — Antistatic floor mats
- Antistatic wrist straps — Wrist anti-static straps
- Binocular light compound microscopes — Optical compound microscopes
- Blood pressure measuring instrument accessories — Non-invasive blood pressure NIBP simulators
- Cardiac pacemaker generator or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker CRT-P — Defibrillator analyzers
- Chemistry analyzers — Chemical analyzers
- Circuit tester — Continuity testers
- Cold chisels
- Compression testers — Digital force gauges
- Conductivity meters — Conductance meters
- Conduit benders — Conduit bending tools
- Desktop computers
- Desoldering Gun — Desoldering tools
- Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers
- Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment — Electrical surgical unit analyzers
- End cut pliers — Side cutting pliers
- Flowmeters — Flow meters
- Frequency analyzers — Spectrum analyzers
- Frequency calibrator or simulator — Patient simulators
- Frequency counters or timer or dividers — Frequency counters
- Goggles — Safety goggles
- Hacksaw — Hacksaws
- Half round file — Half-round files
- Hammers — Electrician's hammers
- Hex keys — Allen wrenches
- Intravenous infusion pump analyzers or sensors — Infusion pump testers
- Levels — Magnetic torpedo levels; Precision levels
- Linemans pliers — Electrician's pliers
- Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers
- Longnose pliers — Long nose pliers
- Medical computed tomography CT or CAT quality assurance or calibration phantoms or devices — Computed tomography CT calibration phantoms
- Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI quality assurance or calibration phantoms or devices — Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration phantoms
- Medical radiation films or badges — Dosimetry badges
- Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo transducers or accessories — Ultrasound leakage testers
- Medical x ray quality assurance or calibration devices — Digital mAs meters
- Moisture meters — Air line moisture meters
- Multi gas monitors — Multi-gas analyzers
- Multimeters — Digital multimeters
- Needlenose pliers
- Network analyzers — Digital multifunction analyzers
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Nut drivers
- Open end wrenches — Crescent wrenches
- Oscilloscopes — Digital storage oscilloscopes DSO
- Oxygen gas analyzers — Oxygen test meters
- Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
- pH meters — pH indicators
- Phasemeters — Phase rotation meters
- Photometers — Differential photometers
- Pipe wrenches
- Power drills — Cordless drills; Power tap tools
- Power screwguns — Power screwdrivers
- Pressure indicators — Pressure gauges; Pressure meters
- Pressure or vacuum recorders — Pressure vacuum meters
- Pulse oximeter unit accessories — Pulse oximetry test systems
- Putty knives
- Round file — Rat tail files
- Safety glasses
- Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
- Sockets — Socket wrenches
- Soldering iron — Soldering guns
- Squares — Combination squares
- Stripping tools — Wire strippers
- Tachometers — Hand tachometers
- Tape measures — Measuring tapes
- Tinners snips — Tin snips
- Torx keys — Torx drivers
- Tweezers — Magnetic tweezers
- Utility knives — Electricians' knives; Precision knives
- Ventilator accessories — Lung simulators; Ventilator analyzers
- Voltage or current meters — Amp meters; Digital voltmeters DVM; Neon testers; Non-contact voltage probes (see all 5 examples)
- Wattmeters — Ultrasound wattmeters
- Wire cutters — Insulated wire cutters
- Wire lug crimping tool — Wire crimpers
- Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters
Technology used in this occupation:
- Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
- Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Medical software — Medical equipment diagnostic software
- Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.
- Supervise employees.
- Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
- Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
- Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
- Operate welding equipment.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
- Maintain repair or maintenance records.
- Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
- Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
- Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
- Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
- Calibrate equipment to specifications.
- Solder parts or connections between parts.
- Plan work procedures.
- Train others in operational procedures.
- Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design.
- Calculate requirements for equipment installation or repair projects.
|Title||Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed|
|Education||Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.|
|Related Experience||Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.|
|Job Training||Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.|
|Job Zone Examples||These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.|
|SVP Range||(6.0 to < 7.0)|
Percentage of Respondents
|Education Level Required|
|Not available||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Not available||Associate's degree|
|Not available||Post-secondary certificate|
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
|17-3023.03||Electrical Engineering Technicians|
|17-3024.01||Robotics Technicians Bright Outlook|
|17-3027.00||Mechanical Engineering Technicians|
|17-3029.09||Manufacturing Production Technicians|
|49-2022.00||Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers|
|49-2094.00||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment Green|
|49-2097.00||Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers|
|49-3011.00||Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians|
|51-9082.00||Medical Appliance Technicians|
Wages & Employment Trends
|Median wages (2015)||$22.28 hourly, $46,340 annual|
|Employment (2014)||48,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2014-2024)||Average (5% to 8%)|
|Projected job openings (2014-2024)||11,500|
|Top industries (2014)||
Wholesale Trade (28% employed in this sector)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.
Job Openings on the Web
Sources of Additional Information
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- Medical equipment repairers . Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.