Biomedical Engineering Technology
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis

Education for a High Tech Career in the
Medical Profession
What is Healthcare Technology Management?

Many names, a great secret!!!  Are you interested in a career that will allow you to make a difference in the lives of people?  BMETs, also called Biomedical Electronics Technicians, Biomedical Equipment Technicians, Clinical Engineers and Biomedical Engineers, interact every day with patients, staff and the technology that supports and sustains life. This career allows you to enter a field where your daily activities maintain state of the art healthcare technology in hospitals and clinics. You will work in an arena where putting your mind and hands to work will makes a visible impact in the high tech world of medicine. Our two year Purdue University associates degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology can provide the training that will launch a rewarding career.  A four year degree will lead you to expand your opportunities servicing technology that saves lives!

What Will I do?  Click here to learn more

Where do I work?  How much can I earn?

Most of our graduates work in the clinical setting although their employer can vary.  Some people work for the hospital itself others choose to work for a manufacturer.  Some positions may require travel from hospital to hospital.  Almost all graduates work first shift (7:00-3:30), few, if any, weekend hours and make around $35,000 per year as a starting associates degree salary.  BS degree graduates can earn about $45,000 per year to begin.  Almost all positions require the entire associates degree as a minimum qualification, regardless of previous work experience.

Are you confused by the name?

There are many careers which have similar names but different job descriptions.  Very different job descriptions.  This table compares the most commonly confused names, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Technology.  Click here to see the table.


The Biomedical Engineering Technology degree can prepare you to enter or advance your career as a Biomedical Equipment Technician in a number of ways. IUPUI offers an Associate Degree in BMET from Purdue University. Some classes are also available through the on-line learning classroom called Oncourse.  Click here for a list of distance education classes. The Associates Degree is a two year program that prepares you for a job as an electrical engineering technician in a medical environment. Technicians typically test, repair, build, and maintain the technology involved in patient care. You'll graduate with skills that will qualify you to work with medical equipment manufacturers, hospitals, repair services and others.  (Please note: the entire degree is NOT available over the Internet.) 

A Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology is also available and is one of the few in the country.  This degree also has a focus on the practice of medical equipment support in the clinical environment. Since these most of the junior and senior courses are offered over a distance, it makes pursuing additional education easy for you.  More information is available here.  Improve your skills, increase your knowledge, advance your career.

Indiana Biomedical Society Conference
January, 2011
Web Based Instruction 

Combine the reputation of Purdue University education with the power of Internet learning facilitated by Indiana University. Distance learning adds the flexibility to schedule study around your work and personal life. The result: an incredible opportunity to expand your career opportunities in the Biomedical field. Now you can learn where ever there is a computer connected to the Internet. IUPUI is proud to offer unique educational opportunities for Biomedical Equipment Technicians and those who would like to be in this field. College credit is available over the world wide web. (Please note the entire AS or BS degrees are NOT available online.) 

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