Salaries for professionals with BMET background or education ( A.S., B.S. or DoD Military BMET ) can range widely from $41,000 to $110,000 per year. The reason for the wide range in salary is the wide range of positions a BMET can fill from BMET I to Director of the Biomedical Engineering Department ( B.S. required ) or a CT or MRI Specialist. Geographical region and experience level also plays a part. The reported BMET I salaries for the 2012 survey ranged between $37,000 (West North Central and East South Central) and $60,000 (Pacific States). Starting BMET II ranged between $43,000 ( East South Central )to $63,000 ( Pacific States )in the survey. A.S. degreed individuals can expect to start at BMET I salaries. B.S. can expect to start at BMET II salaries or better. Radiology specialists ranged between about $71,000 ( four reported regions) to $93,000 (New England region). Historically, though not reported, women have appeared to outperform men in some regions of the country when it comes to compensation. Overall though there appears to be a gender gap that favors men which unfortunately is typical of the rest of the job market. If you compare to last year you will see that these numbers bounce around from year to year. This is a result of the size of the sample and the varying number of people who actually volunteer information. In my opinion this survey still does a good job of reflecting the salary range and job satisfaction. Job satisfaction sits at around 90% vs a 45% job satisfaction a sited national average.
( See BMET 2012 Compensation Survey )
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Check out program graduation rates at The Academic Program Information Resource . You can also search each state to see which has schools with BMET programs. Only schools graduating students for the indicated year will be listed.