In healthcare, Assistive Technology refers to any item that helps patients carry on their daily life. This covers everything from voice recognition software to wheelchairs and mechanical arms. It commonly means an electronic or computerized device that helps a disabled person to function more easily. A Durable Medical Equipment Repair Technician (DMERT) certification provides foundational and hands-on experience from basic repair to complex restoration of equipment. This certification can lead to an equipment repair position in a long-term care facility or at a repair firm.
This position has great potential for those who like working with complex mechanical equipment and are detail oriented.