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Biomedical Equipment Specialist (68A)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

The biomedical equipment specialist is primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment.

Job Duties

  • 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

Training

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

Helpful Skills

  • 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.

Compensation

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 SUCCESS (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.

  • HCA
  • 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

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