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BMET I - An entry-level or junior biomedical equipment technician (BMET). Works under close supervision. perfoms skilled work on preventive maintenance, repair, safety testing, and recording functional test data. Not certified. Usually has less than four years of experience.   
BMET II - A BMET who usually has two-year degree or higher. Has good knowledge of schematics and works independently or repairs, safety testing and preventive maintenance (PM). Maintains records, writes reports, and coordinates outside repairs. Average experience is eight years.   
BMET III - A highly experienced or specialized BMET usually having AS ( two-year) degree or higher. Has substancial experience and may be certified (CBET). Does highly skilled work of considerable difficulty. Has comprehensive knowledge of practices, procedures, and types of equipment. Average experience is 12 years.     

Equipment Specialist - A highly specialized BMET having special training or equivalent experiences in lab equipment (LES) or radiology equipment (RES). Usually has an AS (two-year) degree or higher. Performs highly skilled work of considerable difficulty and may hold certification as CLES or CRES. *They also could be trained by the equipment manufacturer.    

BMET Supervisor - A BMET who supervises others. Has a significant amount of training, education, or equivalent experience. Most have a BS (four-year) degree or higher. Schedules and assigns work to subordinates, but also continues to do highly skilled repairs. Has comprehensive knowledge of practices, procedures, and types of equipment. Average experience is 13 years.       
Clinical Engineer - A graduate engineer holding a BS, MS or PhD and has been certified as a (CE). Performs engineering level work of considerable difficulty. Has the ability to modify devices and do analysis of devices and systems.   
Clinical Engineer Supervisor - A clinical engineer who supervises BMET/peer/ subordinate clinical engineers; may also supervise equipment specialists. Usually degreed engineer at BA, MS, or PhD level. Average experience is 21 years.
Director/Department Manager - Most are educated or experienced as a clinical engineers or BMETs, but others may be trained in administration or business or have extensive health care  supervisory experience. Most have a significant amount of technical or management experience and the skills to select high-tech equipment and acquire, maintain, and repair equipment. Supervises BMETs clinical engineers, and support personnel. May also be the chief technology officer or vice president for health care technology.  
Sources:
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, January 2008, p. 26.
Barbara L.Christe, Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation: The Technology of Patient Care, (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009,) 8.



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