About The Major

Professionals in the field of Healthcare Engineering Technology mange and support the manufacturing and use of existing medical devices and technology in patient care. They also work on the project management, helping hospitals and other facilities to plan their technology needs and train practitioners. Students can pursue either an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in this field.

Studies and abilities this major develops include: critical thinking and problem solving, communication skills, teamwork, use of technology, attention to detail, and knowledge of healthcare systems.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Digital fundamentals
  • Introduction to circuit analysis
  • Calculus for technology
  • Applied human biology for BMET
  • Heathcare devices and systems
  • Biomedical electronic systems
  • Introduction to imaging modalities

Possible Careers

  • Pharmeceutical sales representative
  • Imaging service engineer
  • Biomedical equipment technician
  • Field service technician
  • Clinical engineer
  • Area general manager

*Career option requires additional training or education


Where could I work?

  • Hospitals 
  • Medical equipment manufacturers
  • Educational institutions

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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