|Quick Facts: Medical Equipment Repairers|
$49,910 per year
$24.00 per hour
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|17% (Much faster than average)|
Medical equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair patient care equipment.
Although medical equipment repairers usually work during the day, they are sometimes expected to be on call, including evenings and weekends. Because repairing vital medical equipment is urgent, the work is sometimes stressful. Those who work in a patient-caring environment are potentially exposed to germs, diseases, and other health risks.
Employers generally prefer candidates who have an associate’s degree in biomedical technology or engineering. Depending on the area of specialization, repairers may need a bachelor’s degree, especially for advancement.
The median annual wage for medical equipment repairers was $49,910 in May 2021.
Employment of medical equipment repairers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 7,700 openings for medical equipment repairers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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