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Medical Equipment Repairers

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Service Branches

Work Environment

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

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $54,152

Overview

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.

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.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use tools
  • Interest in electric motors and appliances
  • Interest in solving problems

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