The Difference Between a Biomedical Engineer and a BMET

In the academic world there are Biomedical Engineers and Bioengineers graduating from the engineering curricula and Biomedical Electronic Technicians and Biomedical Engineering Technologists graduating from the engineering technology curricula.  The Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering curricula focus on the more complex theoretical aspects of engineering and its application to biology and medicine.  They typically are prepare engineers … Continue reading The Difference Between a Biomedical Engineer and a BMET

Number of BMET Graduating into Job Market in 2006

I created the following table from degree completion data at the NCES website.  It is important to know the number of BMET graduates because there has been a consistent issue in the past few years of a shortage of qualified BMET's seeking industry jobs in their field.  The number of graduates holding that degree in … Continue reading Number of BMET Graduating into Job Market in 2006

Starting BMET Salary from 2007 Compensation Survey.

Salaries for professionals with BMET background or education ( A.S., B.S. or DoD Military BMET ) can range widely from $36,000 to $110,000 per year.  The reason for the wide disparity is a result of the wide range of positions a BMET can fill from BMET I to Director of the Biomedical Engineering Department ( … Continue reading Starting BMET Salary from 2007 Compensation Survey.

Teaching Tool for OSHA Regulations and Hospital Safety for BMET and BME Students

Here is an OSHA website that does a very nice job stepping the user through all of the healthcare occupation safety regulations, hazards, and possible solutions using a virtual hospital representation. This website could be used to introduce students to the hospital environment. It could also be used to teach entry level BMET's and BME's … Continue reading Teaching Tool for OSHA Regulations and Hospital Safety for BMET and BME Students

List of Schools Offering BMET programs

The following is a list of schools that offer BMET (Biomedical Equipment Technicians or Biomedical Engineering Technology ) programs. There are a couple of certificates in the list. The majority are associate degrees. This list contains both accredited and unaccredited programs. Accredited programs are reviewed by ABET, Inc. on a regular basis and as a … Continue reading List of Schools Offering BMET programs