Biomedical Equipment Specialist (68A)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
The biomedical equipment specialist is primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment.
- Service and maintain medical equipment with mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical and radiological principals
- Figure out power and space requirements for medical equipment installations
- Install medical equipment
- Prepare and submit medical equipment reports
Job training for a medical equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 41 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Principles of electronics
- Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
- Equipment repair exercises
- Experience working with electronic equipment
- Interest in mathematics and solving problems
- High attention to detail
Required ASVAB Score(s)Electronics (EL) : 107
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an electronic instrument repairer with commercial manufacturing, medical research and satellite communications firms — or even airline companies.
Through your extensive Army training and some additional study, you may also qualify for International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians certification as a Certified Electronics Technician, Associate Level; or a Certified Electronics Technician, Journeyman Level-Medical.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESSS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
- Johns Hopkins Hospital/Health Systems
- NorthCrest Medical Center
- Cleveland Clinic
- Atlantic Health System
- Bell Ambulance, Inc.
- Prince William Health System
- Reliant Medical Group
- Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Baton Rouge General Medical Center