BioMedical Technology

Objective of Field

The Biomedical Technology Program prepares students for careers in various health care fields as well as biotechnological, clinical, forensic, and research laboratories


Job Duties

  • Clinical diagnostic work
  • Biomedical research
  • Forensics and pharmaceutical development
  • The curriculum also prepares students for various jobs in the health care industry

Certification Tests

  • American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED
  • AHA First Aid
  • Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (optional upon graduation)

Planned Courses

  • Participation in student activities
  • Exploring Foundations of Biomedical Technology
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Basic Laboratory Skills
  • Basic Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Cell Culture Techniques
  • Investigating Bioengineering and Genetic Engineering Techniques 
  • Biotechnology’s Role in Medicine
  • Bioethics

Employment/Job Outlook

In Pennsylvania, 7 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are health care related.

Health care will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry. This holds true for both occupations dealing with direct patient contact and those in support positions such as the laboratory sciences.

Most workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education, but health diagnosing and treating practitioners are among the most educated workers.

 

Technical Training

2-Year Associates Degree

4-Year Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s/Ph.D.

Pharmacy Technician

Veterinary Technician

Radiological Technician

Certified Nursing Assistant

Licensed Practical Nurse

Emergency Medical Technician

Paramedic

Phlebotomist

Medical Records

Medical Transcriptions

Medical Laboratory Technician

Physical Therapy Assistant

Radiology Technologist

Respiratory Therapist Technician

Research Technician

Registered Nurse (RN)

Biotechnologist

Medical Technologist

Registered Nurse (BSN)

Forensic Scientist

Microbiologist

Molecular Biologist

Biotechnologist

Biomedical Engineer

Physician Assistant

Occupational Therapist

Chiropractor

Dentist

Physical Therapist

Veterinarian

Pharmacist

Physician (Various Specialties)

 Nurse Anesthetist

 


How to Find Out More

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Additional Info

Recommendations for Success

  • Good attendance
  • Homework completion
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions
  • Good listening skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Responsible
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Good organizational skills
  • Interest in the life sciences
  • High school biology