The normal working conditions for a biomedical engineer is inside, usually in a research lab. They work standard weekly hours but may have to work long hours on projects or be able to work after hours if they work with a hospital.
Usually a biomedical engineer works in a research lab, but other times they may work in offices, laboratories, workshops, manufacturing plants, and clinics or hospitals.
Major Job Responsibilities
- Have the ability to sell ideas to get the grants needed to fund projects
- Must have tenacity; biomedical engineers do not give up when problems get difficult
- Must have an interest in math and physics
- Have a fascination with how things operate
- Likes to build mechanical things
- Can solve problems
- Have a very creative way of thinking
- Must be very imaginative
- Want to help people live better quality lives
The employment outlook for a biomedical engineer is excellent. Due to the lack of biomedical engineers in the past few years, the chances of becoming a biomedical engineer are good. Data shows that the employment field is expected to increase by 23% from the years 2014-2024.
The very basic requirement for a biomedical engineer is a bachelors degree. For better chances of becoming a biomedical engineer, a 4 year college degree is required. Many biomedical engineers have degrees in chemical or electrical engineering and take "pre-med" classes. Many get graduate degrees and some continue on to medical school and get M.D's.