About this course
Health care, the largest industry in the country, employs more than 14 million people, and fi gures continue to mount. From small-town private practices to mammoth inner-city hospitals, health care workers are in high demand. The patients in those practices and hospitals depend not only on the expertise of doctors and nurses, but on the proper functioning of sophisticated biomedical equipment.
The people responsible for repairing and maintaining these highly specialized machines and instruments such as defibrillators, heart monitors, electric wheelchairs, medical imaging equipment (x rays, CAT scanners, and ultrasound equipment), are biomedical service technicians. They inspect and install equipment used by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers for researching, monitoring, diagnosing, and treating illnesses and disorders. They also repair, calibrate, and safety test the equipment in order to ensure proper function and safety for both the operator and the patient.
International students are also required to have a command of English in order to be admitted directly into career training programs at Bates. Please send English proficiency scores as part of your application. We accept the following tests:
- TOEFL Score of 61 (iBT) /173 (CBT) /500 (PBT)
- IELTS Score of 5.5
- ELS - Completion of Level 109
- STEP EIKEN Grade 2A (Minimum)