Sample 1 - State of California

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Medical Equipment Repairers
(SOC Code : 49-9062)
in California

Test, adjust, or repair biomedical or electromedical equipment.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$26.57$19.17$26.01$33.04

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20203,5004,6001,10031.4210

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 6,78329.4%
Electronic Equipment Repair/Maintenance 5,60118.4%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,67512.6%
Outpatient Care Centers 7,5477.8%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 3,1361.5%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Biomedical Technology/Technician

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Inspect and test malfunctioning medical or related equipment, following manufacturers` specifications and using test and analysis instruments.
Test or calibrate components or equipment, following manufacturers` manuals and troubleshooting techniques, using hand tools, power tools, or measuring devices.
Perform preventive maintenance or service, such as cleaning, lubricating, or adjusting equipment.
Keep records of maintenance, repair, and required updates of equipment.
Test, evaluate, and classify excess or in-use medical equipment and determine serviceability, condition, and disposition, in accordance with regulations.
Examine medical equipment or facility`s structural environment and check for proper use of equipment to protect patients and staff from electrical or mechanical hazards and to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
Disassemble malfunctioning equipment and remove, repair, or replace defective parts, such as motors, clutches, or transformers.
Plan and carry out work assignments, using blueprints, schematic drawings, technical manuals, wiring diagrams, or liquid or air flow sheets, following prescribed regulations, directives, or other instructions as required.
Solder loose connections, using soldering iron.
Research catalogs or repair part lists to locate sources for repair parts, requisitioning parts and recording their receipt.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Biomedical Technicians; Biomedical Engineering Technicians; Biomedical Equipment Technicians; Biomedical Repair Technicians; Field Service Engineers; Field Service Technicians; and Service Technicians
 
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