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

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

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.

The Rise of the B.S. Biomedical Engineering Technology Degree

For many years the technical needs of the hospital and physician's office have been met by a group of professionals with the titles of Biomedical Equipment Technician, Biomedical Engineer or Clinical Engineer. With the exception of the Clinical Engineer these dedicated professionals typically were educated with an A.S. in BMET or at the excellent military … Continue reading The Rise of the B.S. Biomedical Engineering Technology Degree