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Career Scope

Career Scope

The industry scope and different levels of technicians

(Scope of your potential career!)

  • The durable medical equipment (DME) industry is relatively new in terms of the advancement and development of standards and requirements.
  • The industry currently has approximately 11,000 technicians, and there is an expected increase in the wheelchair user population of 25% due to population increases and retiring baby boomers.
  • There are currently many opportunities for individuals with basic mechanical aptitude to find new careers within this growing field.
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What this new certification is all about

(Scope of your potential career!)

  • The DMERT certification is a new standard and benchmark in the durable medical equipment (DME) and complex rehab (CRT) industry
  • This DMERT Group is dedicated to the development and management of standards throughout the industry of durable medical equipment (DME) with governance over DME repair technicians
  • There are three levels of the new certification:
    1. LEVEL 1: Basic medical equipment from walkers and manual wheelchairs to hospital beds, scooters and Group 2 consumer power chairs. Click here to learn more about DMERT- approved Level 1 courses.
    2. LEVEL 2: CRT manual wheelchairs, Group 3 power chairs and basic seating adjustments and installation. Click here to learn more about DMERT-approved Level 2 courses.
    3. LEVEL 3: Technician trainer able to teach in community colleges or any other approved training venue. DMERT- approved Level 3 courses are coming soon.
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How to find the education to enter the industry

(Scope of your potential career!)

The DMERT Group has partnered with U.S. Rehab to offer three different levels of certification to establish standardized training guidelines.

Click here to learn more about the DMERT- approved courses and how to purchase them.


For more information on the DMERT- approved training locations, please click on the link to search for the certification training and testing providers.


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Employment opportunities

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Browse the job board for graduates from the college programs to seek and find employment within the industry of durable medical equipment.