Healthcare Engineering Technology Management

Healthcare Engineering Technology Management

Healthcare, meet technology

Healthcare Engineering Technology Management allows you to make a difference each day as you interact with medical staff and the technology that sustains life.  Put your mind and hands to work to support and maintain state-of-the-art healthcare equipment in hospitals and clinics to promote safe and effective patient care.  With a degree in Healthcare Engineering Technology Management from IUPUI, you'll be equipped to make a visible impact in the high tech world of medicine.

Where do I work? How much can I earn?

Most of our graduates work in hospitals, some people work for the hospital itself others choose to work for a manufacturer. Some positions may require travel from hospital to hospital. Most people are able to work first shift, few, if any, weekend hours and make around $45,000 per year as a starting associates degree salary. BS degree graduates can earn $65,000 per year to begin. Almost all positions require the entire associates degree as a minimum qualification, regardless of previous work experience.

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Are you confused by the name?

There are many careers which have similar names but different job descriptions. Very different job descriptions.This table compares the most commonly confused names, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Engineering Technology Management.

The Associates Degree is a two year program that prepares you for a job as a technician in a medical environment. Technicians typically test, repair, build, and maintain the technology involved in patient care. You'll graduate with skills that will qualify you to work with medical equipment manufacturers, hospitals, repair services and others. (Please note: the entire degree is NOT available over the Internet.)

A Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Engineering Technology Management is also available and is one of the few in the country. This degree also has a focus on the practice of medical equipment support in the clinical environment. Since these courses are offered through Purdue University it makes pursuing additional education easy for you. More information is available here. Improve your skills, increase your knowledge, advance your career.

Further information on the program is contained in the program’s handbook located here.  Program Handbook.

Web Based Instruction

Combine the reputation of Purdue University education with the power of internet learning. Distance learning adds the flexibility to schedule study around your work and personal life. The result: an incredible opportunity to expand your career opportunities in the Biomedical field. Now you can learn where ever there is a computer connected to the Internet. IUPUI is proud to offer unique educational opportunities for technicians and those who would like to be in this field. College credit is available over the world wide web. All classes earn Purdue University credit. (Please note the entire AS or BS degree is NOT available online.)

Certification Eligibility

The bachelor’s degree is accredited by ETAC of ABET and thus, graduates are eligible to earn certification from the American College of Clinical Engineers.  More information is available at

Graduates who earn the associate degree are eligible to sit for the CBET exam as a candidate.  For more information, visit