Where it Can Take You
Most Biomedical Engineering Technology graduates begin their careers as equipment service personnel with hospitals or private service organizations. Technologists in the field may work with a team of technical professionals, but might also be expected to work independently. Graduates must be able to work and communicate with professionals in both engineering and medicine. With experience, technologists are frequently required to supervise or coordinate the activities of other technical personnel.
Graduates may be involved in a wide variety of functions, including preventive maintenance, repair and installation of medical equipment, education of medical and nursing staff, equipment application and operation maintenance of codes, laws and standards, planning and renovation of equipment and associated facilities, coordinating equipment acquisition, research and development of technology or medical equipment sales. Equipment sub-specializations exist for X-ray and diagnostic imaging, laboratory and dialysis equipment. New career opportunities are developing in networking medical instrumentation with hospital information systems.
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Post Graduate Designations
Graduates are eligible for membership with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) and the Canadian Board of Examiners for Biomedical Engineering and Dialysis Technologists and Technicians (CBET) as a Biomedical Engineering Technologist (BMET).
Both certifications will require additional requirements as outlined in the ASET and CBET certification guidelines. Additional requirements include a required number of years of approved work experience as well as successful completion of required professional practice exams. BMET certification in Alberta requires active registration with ASET.
Continuing your studies
- Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech-TM), NAIT - graduates can transfer directly into this program and earn their BTech-TM degree with just two additional years of full-time study.
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