Military Medical Equipment Repairers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Medical equipment repairers test, adjust, and repair biomedical equipment. They service and maintain medical equipment with mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical, and radiological principles. They may work on patient monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, anesthesia machines, and other life-supporting equipment, as well as medical imaging equipment (x-rays, CAT scanners, and ultrasound equipment), voice-controlled operating tables, and electric wheelchairs. To do their work, medical equipment repairers use a variety of tools, including specialized test-equipment software.

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Work Environment

Medical equipment repairers work in medical centers, clinics, and hospitals on land or aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Medical Equipment Repairers in the Military

680

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Salary

Average Salary

$54,330

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 33%
  • Associate's degree 25%
  • Post-secondary certificate 18%
  • Less than high school 11%
  • Bachelor's degree 8%
  • Some college 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Medical equipment repairers in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Principles of electronicsMaintenance and repair proceduresUse of electrical and electronic test equipment

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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