Biomedical Engineer Activity 1.1.15g Engineering Careers

What type of work do people in this career perform

A biomedical engineer will typically do the following: Design systems and products, such as artificial organs, artificial devices that replace body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems. Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment.

What the current salary of this occupation

$86,220 per year $41.45 per hour

What are the working conditions? Inside/Outside? Office/Plant/Lab?

The working conditions are great and Biomedical engineers work in offices, laboratories, workshops, manufacturing plants, clinics and hospitals. Some local travel may be required if medical equipment is located in various clinics or hospitals. Most biomedical engineers work standard weekday hours.

What are the major job responsibilities?

Biomedical engineers work closely with life scientists, chemists and medical professionals (physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians) on the engineering aspects of biological systems. ... ensure the safety of equipment used for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring.

Is there a demand for this job in the future?

Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 5,200 new jobs over the 10-year period.

What kind of education is needed for this type of work?

Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D.


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