Biomedical Engineer Mimi Moore || 7th Period

Type of Work

People who pursue a career in biomedical engineering normally work in areas of medicine focusing on various ways that technology can be used to treat or alleviate biological/medical problems. Other times, biomedical engineers look at how certain substances are processed in the body and generate medicines to enhance those processes. Some also focus on creating materials that will promote healing or that can replace worn or injured body parts. Biomedical engineers specialize in electronics or mechanics that have medical applications.

Salary

The average salary intake for a biomedical engineer is around $51,506 a year. That's around $1,000 a week assuming there is 52 weeks in a year.

Working Conditions

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.

Work Environment

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

  1. Have the ability to sell ideas to get the grants needed to fund projects
  2. Must have tenacity; biomedical engineers do not give up when problems get difficult
  3. Must have an interest in math and physics
  4. Have a fascination with how things operate
  5. Likes to build mechanical things
  6. Can solve problems
  7. Have a very creative way of thinking
  8. Must be very imaginative
  9. Want to help people live better quality lives

Demand

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.

Education

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.

Sources

  • https://www.engineergirl.org/what_engineers_do/TryOnACareer.aspx
  • https://study.com/article_directory/q_p/page/Engineering/q_p/Careers_and_Occupations_List.html
  • http://cmbes.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64:biomedical-engineering&catid=49:professionalaffairs&Itemid=117

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