ERIC Number: ED043764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Development of Career Opportunities for Biomedical Equipment Technicians. Survey of Job Characteristics, Manpower Needs and Training Resources, as of June, 1970. Interim Report 2.
Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.
This report is an attempt to develop a comprehensive picture of the biomedical equipment technician (BMET), who spends at least 50 percent of his time repairing and maintaining biomedical equipment. In order to alert potential employers to the technician's capabilities, and to provide information on establishing training programs, the report identifies the characteristics of the technology, the types of BMET's in the field, the institutions which employ them, and the training which BMET's currently receive. On the basis of data gathered during 278 interviews with employers of BMET's in 25 major cities, it was predicted that the demand for BMET's will double by 1975. The report recommends that all BMET training programs emphasize skills in electronics, troubleshooting, and repair, with secondary emphasis on mechanics, electro-mechanics, communications skills, and administrative-management skills. The program should focus on specialties which are found through interaction with potential BMET employers to be relevant to the regional job market. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.