Certification as a clinical engineer holds importance for me
personally and professionally. Early in
my career, I pursued certification as a means of demonstrating my commitment to
excellence and on-going growth in my chosen profession. In my case, there was no immediate incentive
like a pay increase or promotion upon certification. Instead, I pursued certification as an
investment in my long-term future.
Similarly, as a hiring manager, I was drawn to candidates who had
achieved certification or were actively pursuing it. My assumption was that they too were taking
the initiative to invest in their long-term future.
An additional benefit to certification was the opportunity
to serve on the CCE Board of Examiners.
This experience allowed me to influence the body of knowledge required
of clinical engineers today and into the future. It also introduced me to CCE colleagues and
aspiring clinical engineers that I would not likely have had the opportunity to
Carol Davis-Smith, MS, CCE, FACCE, FAAMI