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 firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to an advisor.
Photos by William Lambert