Medical Equipment Technician

Maintain and replace sensitive medical machinery of all kinds.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $70,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Medical Equipment Technicians do?

As a Medical Equipment Technician, you install, maintain, and repair medical equipment in the health care industry. Whether you work in a Physician ’s office, a hospital, or a dental office, lots of people are counting on their Medical Equipment Technician to keep the equipment working and properly maintained.

Attention to detail is important to be a Medical Equipment Technician as it’s your main jobs to inspect and install medical equipment used by Doctors, Nurses, Scientists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and other health care professionals in their daily activities. It’s up to you to make the necessary adjustments when the blood pressure monitor is producing inaccurate readings. Lives depend on this equipment, making your job that much more critical.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are also important, as you spend your days interacting with a variety of people. The ability to communicate effectively with trained medical professionals (as well as their patients and staff members) is essential to your job performance. For example, if the Dental Hygienist believes that the dental chair is not tilting back as far as it should, you must be able to interpret what’s being described and ask any necessary questions. Dialogue is key to your quest for properly functioning equipment.

Physical strength and stamina are required as well because you spend several hours each day standing, walking, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds repeatedly. The consistent work schedule provides stability, but unexpected emergencies will keep you on your toes for a bit of excitement. So be ready to go to work on a Saturday afternoon when the equipment fails.


Should I be a Medical Equipment Technician?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

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    How to Become a
    Medical Equipment Technician

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