The latest mainstream media publication to promote the job market for biomedical technicians and clinical engineers is the Chicago Tribune. In an article posted earlier this month, writer Steve Milano, citing the US Department of Labor, reports that “demand for biomedical equipment technicians will increase at a much faster pace than the average for other occupations, growing at a rate of 31 percent between 2010 and 2020.”

According to Gabriella Cs-Szabo of Chicago’s Rush University, quoted by Milano, demand for the biomed technicians will remain high because of the rapid advance in healthcare technologies. “These people will be on the cutting edge not only in using up-and-coming technology, but also in helping research and test it. They can also get job developing this new technology, as well as selling it.”