Top Ten Institutions Offering BMET Certificates During 2016

The the top ten institutions offering BMET certificates in 2016 Top Ten Institutions Offering BMET Certificates Institution Name < 1 yr 1yr < 2yrs Joliet Junior College 65 9 City College of San Francisco 62 0 Ohlone College 50 0 Solano Community College 44 0 Laney College 31 0 American River College 22 3 MiraCosta … Continue reading Top Ten Institutions Offering BMET Certificates During 2016

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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

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

The Difference Between the A.S. BMET and the Military BMET

The difference in preparation that these two sets of education bring to a position is essentially depth and breadth of experience. The military BMET education process is roughly equivalent to that of the A.S. degree although typically much broader because it includes setting up field hospitals. As a result they get more hands on experience … Continue reading The Difference Between the A.S. BMET and the Military BMET