Number of BMET Graduating in 2010 vs. Job Projections

The good news is that job openings projected by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) outstrip supply.  The BLS projects approximately 2300 replacements required per year for 2008 through 2018.  The National Center for Educa31tion Statistics (NCES) results and BLS forecast appears to support anecdotal and published claims of a continuing shortage of qualified BMET's. I … Continue reading Number of BMET Graduating in 2010 vs. Job Projections

Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

The FDA has become increasingly active in its determination to discipline apparently unrepentant pharmaceutical firms.  Now its getting personal, again.  After years of neglect the usefulness of the Park Doctrine has been rediscovered by the FDA.  The evidence needed to apply it to a "responsible corporate official" appears to be nil.  The definition of a … Continue reading Regulatory: FDA Is Equipping The Park Doctrine

Dramatic Increase in BMET Certificates

It appears that a number of schools have decided to address the BMET shortage by offering BMET certificates.   In the recent past technicians gaining BMET related education through certificates have been in mid 20's but in 2009 the reported number jumped to 125. This dramatic increase seems to indicate that a number of junior colleges … Continue reading Dramatic Increase in BMET Certificates

Number of BMET Graduating in 2009 vs. Job Projections

The good news is that job openings projected by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) outstrip supply.  The BLS projects approximately 2300 replacements required per year for 2008 through 2018.  The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) results and BLS forecast appears to support anecdotal and published claims of a continuing shortage of qualified BMET's. I … Continue reading Number of BMET Graduating in 2009 vs. Job Projections

MDIF#12: Anecdotal Feedback From Medical Device and Manufacturing Show

The Medical Device and Manufacturing show was last week in this part of the country. As I was walking out of the parking garage I met a representative of a contract manufacturing firm and struck up a conversation. As we talked the subject came up that his group designed everything in the U.S. and manufactured … Continue reading MDIF#12: Anecdotal Feedback From Medical Device and Manufacturing Show