Medical Equipment Repairers
SOC: 49-9062.00


Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
48,000 employed

Projected (2024):
50,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "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.

Alternate Titles:

  • Bio Medical Technician
  • Biomed Tech (Biomedical Technician)
  • Biomedical Electronics Technician
  • Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET)
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist
  • Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
  • Certified Biomedical Engineering Technician (CBET)
  • Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET)
  • Coil Repair Technician
  • Cryogenics Repairer
  • Dental Equipment Installer and Servicer
  • Dental Equipment Mechanic
  • Dental Equipment Repairer
  • Dental Equipment Technician
  • Durable Medical Equipment Repairer
  • Durable Medical Equipment Technician (DME Tech)
  • Electric Brain Wave Equipment Mechanic
  • Electromedical Equipment Repairer
  • Electromedical Equipment Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Equipment Technician
  • Field Service Representative
  • Hearing Aid Mechanic
  • Hearing Aid Repairer
  • Hearing Aid Technician
  • Radiological Equipment Specialist
  • Radiology Equipment Servicer
  • Repair Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Surgical Instrument Mechanic
  • Surgical Instrument Repair Specialist
  • X-ray Service Engineer
  • X-ray Service Technician

  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed


    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.


    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    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.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers' specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
  • Examine medical equipment or facility's structural environment and check for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair, or replace defective parts, such as motors, clutches, or transformers.
  • Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
  • Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers' manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
  • Explain or demonstrate correct operation or preventive maintenance of medical equipment to personnel.
  • Study technical manuals or attend training sessions provided by equipment manufacturers to maintain current knowledge.
  • Plan and carry out work assignments, using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, or liquid or air flow sheets, following prescribed regulations, directives, or other instructions as required.
  • Solder loose connections, using soldering iron.
  • Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations.
  • Research catalogs or repair part lists to locate sources for repair parts, requisitioning parts and recording their receipt.
  • Evaluate technical specifications to identify equipment or systems best suited for intended use and possible purchase, based on specifications, user needs, or technical requirements.
  • Contribute expertise to develop medical maintenance standard operating procedures.
  • Compute power and space requirements for installing medical, dental, or related equipment and install units to manufacturers' specifications.
  • Supervise or advise subordinate personnel.
  • Repair shop equipment, metal furniture, or hospital equipment, including welding broken parts or replacing missing parts, or bring item into local shop for major repairs.
  • Make computations relating to load requirements of wiring or equipment, using algebraic expressions and standard formulas.
  • Fabricate, dress down, or substitute parts or major new items to modify equipment to meet unique operational or research needs, working from job orders, sketches, modification orders, samples, or discussions with operating officials.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air line moisture meters
  • Allen wrenches
  • Amp meters
  • Analytical balances
  • Antistatic alignment tools
  • Antistatic floor mats
  • Audio meters
  • Awls
  • Cable cutters
  • Channel lock pliers
  • Chemical analyzers
  • Cold chisels
  • Combination squares
  • Computed tomography CT calibration phantoms
  • Conductance meters
  • Conduit bending tools
  • Continuity testers
  • Cordless drills
  • Crescent wrenches
  • Defibrillator analyzers
  • Densitometers
  • Desktop computers
  • Desoldering tools
  • Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Differential photometers
  • Digital force gauges
  • Digital mAs meters
  • Digital multifunction analyzers
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital storage oscilloscopes DSO
  • Digital voltmeters DVM
  • Dosimetry badges
  • Electrical surgical unit analyzers
  • Electrician's hammers
  • Electrician's pliers
  • Electricians' knives
  • Fetal monitor simulators
  • Flow meters
  • Frequency counters
  • Hacksaws
  • Half-round files
  • Hand tachometers
  • High voltage probes
  • Infusion pump testers
  • Insulated wire cutters
  • Laptop computers
  • Long nose pliers
  • Lung simulators
  • Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration phantoms
  • Magnetic torpedo levels
  • Magnetic tweezers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Megohmmeters
  • Multi-gas analyzers
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Neon testers
  • Non-contact voltage probes
  • Non-invasive blood pressure NIBP simulators
  • Nut drivers
  • Optical compound microscopes
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Oxygen test meters
  • Patient simulators
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • pH indicators
  • Phase rotation meters
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Power screwdrivers
  • Power tap tools
  • Precision knives
  • Precision levels
  • Pressure gauges
  • Pressure meters
  • Pressure vacuum meters
  • Pulse oximetry test systems
  • Pump pliers
  • Putty knives
  • Rat tail files
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety goggles
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Socket wrenches
  • Soldering guns
  • Spectrum analyzers
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Tin snips
  • Torx drivers
  • Ultrasound leakage testers
  • Ultrasound wattmeters
  • Ventilator analyzers
  • Wire crimpers
  • Wire strippers
  • Wrist anti-static straps
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Medical equipment diagnostic software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Web browser software

  • installation maintenance and repair

    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990