Associate of Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology

General

Program Description

Biomedical Engineering Technology appeals to students desiring to be technical, and, at the same time, devote their careers to saving lives by helping doctors, nurses, and patients. Graduates become biomedical technicians who maintain, repair and calibrate electronic medical instruments used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. To advance in these careers, students develop interpersonal, management, communications and leadership skills.

This program will teach you troubleshooting skills in analog circuits, digital circuits, and processors. In addition, students must learn physiology, medical terminology and the operation of medical instruments such as EKG instruments, defibrillators, and incubators.

Graduates are typically employed by hospitals or hospital subcontractors. Some graduates are employed by manufacturers of medical instruments or medical devices, or as field support technicians, after earning experience in the field. Although this program’s primary objective is for students to enter the workforce after two years, some graduates choose to either continue their college education or pursue a degree in business.

Programs

  • Associate of Science (AS) in Biomedical Engineering Technology

Biomedical Engineering Technology appeals to students who are seeking careers to help doctors, nurses, and patients through the power of technology. Graduates become biomedical technicians who maintain, repair and calibrate electronic medical instruments used in healthcare. To advance in these careers, students develop interpersonal, project management, and leadership skills.

This program will teach you to troubleshoot analog circuits, digital circuits, and processors. In addition, students must learn physiology, medical terminology and the operation of medical instruments such as EKG instruments, defibrillators, and incubators

After gaining experience in the field, graduates are typically employed by hospitals or hospital subcontractors. Some graduates are employed by medical instrument or medical device manufacturers, or as field support technicians. Although this program’s primary objective is to prepare graduates to enter the workforce after two years, some graduates choose to either continue their college education or pursue a degree in business.

What will you learn?

  • Analog & Digital Circuits
  • Computer Networking
  • Processors
  • Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Instruments

Job Outlook

Most graduates are typically employed by hospitals or hospital subcontractors. Other grads get hired by manufacturers of medical instruments or medical devices.

  • The average starting salary for Biomedical Technicians in Boston is $46,000
  • The average starting hourly rate for Biomedical Technicians in Boston is $23
  • Jobs in this field are expected to grow by 6% through 2024
  • BFIT's job and continuing education placement rate is 83%

Career Path

  • Biomedical Technician

Your Pathway to Success

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose BFIT

  • Highest Earnings

Our students earn the highest salary after attending compared to students from all two-year private colleges in the state (excluding nursing). *Source: U.S. Dept. of Education's College Scorecard

  • Affordable Tuition

BFIT is one of the most affordable private, non-profit colleges in Massachusetts, and more affordable than all for-profit technical schools in the state. Our tuition costs less than half of the average tuition at 4-year non-profit colleges in Massachusetts.

  • Smaller Classes

With an average class size of just 13 students, students receive individualized attention and thrive in our tight-knit community. Our graduation rate is double the national average for two-year colleges and almost three times the MA average

  • Job-ready Skills

A college degree and hands-on training set BFITgrads apart in the job market. Most of our grads land jobs in their field or continue their education, and some programs have 80% -90% job placement rates.

  • Industry Connections

We partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs prepare students with the right skills for today's jobs. Close employer connections lead to internships, job-shadowing, and careers for our graduates. Over 60 companies attend our annual career fair.

Last updated January 2018

About the School

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a m ... Read More

Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers. Read less