Biomedical Engineer

Cameron Crouse

What is a Bio-Medical Engineer?

A Bio-Medical Engineer helps solve problems in medicine and biology, in hopes of making the care for patients better. If I was a Bio-Medical Engineer, I would specialize in the field of diabetic technology.

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How to Become a Bio-Med Engineer?

Most Bio-Medical have a bachelors degree in Bio-Medical Engineering, such as Vanderbilt, which is a VERY nice school for Bio-Meds. They should also take courses in physics, biology, mathematics, and chemistry. Other technology based courses, such as drafting, computer programming, and circuit design are also helpful. Some important qualities for a Bio-Medical Engineer are analytic skills, communication skills, listening, and problem-solving skills. Some on the job training at a dentists office is required to learn how to bring a patient back to life. Some other relevant occupations are chemical and mechanical engineers. Some of the top Biomedical Engineering Colleges in the nation are Duke, Vanderbilt, MIT, Virginia Tech, and Stanford.

Bio-Medical Engineer Pay

The median wage for a Bio-Medical engineer in 2012 was $86,960.

Bio-Medical Engineering Work and Work Environment

Bio-Medical Engineers usually work in a hospital, university, research facility, or a government regulatory agency. Most work full-time.

Bio-Medical Engineering in the Future

The total employment amount for Bio-Medical Engineers is expected to grow 27% over the next 10 years. As this generation begins to get older, the demand for medical services and technology will greatly increase. Bio-Medical Engineers will also begin to work with other medical scientist and manufacturers to address a wider range of patients.

Similar Occupations

Some similar occupations to a Bio-Medical Engineer are Electronic, Mechanical, and Chemical Engineers. The education required for these occupations are Bachelor's Degrees. The median salary pay for all 3 occupations is around $87,000. Mechanical Engineers test, develop, build and design many different thermal devices. Electrical Engineers, build, design, test and develop many different electrical products. Chemical Engineers do the same with chemicals.

Sources: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Biomedical Engineers

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