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Biomedical Engineering Technician Open House

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On February 19, an open house for the Biomedical Engineering Technician (BMET) program was held at the Tarpon Springs campus. The BMET program is a new addition to the college, and nearly every seat was occupied at the information session with students eager to learn more.

A Biomedical Engineering Technician is responsible for the upkeep and repair of the life saving machinery used in the medical field. As a medical technical, employment can be found anywhere. It’s a great option for those who want to be in the medical field but don’t necessarily want to work directly with patients. Instead, a technician will work with medical staff to serve their needs. With no prior experience necessary to become employed, it’s a great option for those who want to step into a field that’s in demand and pays $17 – $21 per hour.

There is no GPA requirement for admission to the program at St. Petersburg College. To become a certified BMET, students must complete an Associates degree and a 2-year program. A certification exam and an internship are also required components.

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact the program director, Lara Sharp, at or speak to an advisor.

Photos by William Lambert


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