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Rehabilitation Engineering Technician

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Rehabilitation engineering technicians work with devices that help people with disabilities lead more independent lives. They maintain and repair mechanical or electronic equipment such as wheelchairs, electronic communication aids, artificial limbs or robotic aids.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Rehabilitation engineering technicians in the NHS on the Agenda for Change scales usually start on Band 4, £27,598 to £30,019 a year. With further training and experience they can move to Band 5, £30,229 to £37,664 a year, and Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2023.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3983
2.5 %
RISE
2029
4084
  United Kingdom
2024
45280
4.2 %
RISE
2029
47186

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be:

Training

Getting On

With further training, you might move into a specialist rehabilitation engineer post or become workshop manager.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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