Biomedical Engineer 1.1.5g engineer and careers

Biomedical Engineers 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.

Biomedical Engineers. The median annual wage for biomedical engineers was $86,220 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $139,520.

Working Conditions. 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.

Design equipment and devices, such as artificial internal organs, replacements for body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems

Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment

Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment

Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use of equipment

Work with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists to research the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals

Prepare procedures, write technical reports, publish research papers, and make recommendations based on their research findings

Present research findings to scientists, nonscientist executives, clinicians, hospital management, engineers, other colleagues, and the public

Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022

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

Entry Level Education Bachelor's degree

Licensing Professional Engineer (PE) licensing requires a four-year college degree, work experience, two competency exams and licensure from their state Degrees Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D.

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