Potential Careers

By combining biology and medicine with engineering, biomedical engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems. Many do research along with life scientists, chemists and medical scientists on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals. Biomedical engineers also design devices used in various medical procedures such as the computer programs used to analyze blood or the laser systems used in corrective eye surgery. Engineers investigate genetic engineering, tumor biology, cellular processes, design and materials of prosthetic devices, new ways of taking images of the human body, and a wide range of other aspects of both biology and other engineering disciplines.

Sample Occupations:

  • Clinical engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • System Physiology
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Medical Imaging
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Research engineers
  • Medicine technologist
  • Biomechanics
  • Orthopedic bioengineering
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Electrical engineering of medical devices

Skills Required:

  • Healthcare delivery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Data Processing
  • Artificial organs and assist devices
  • Performance evaluations
  • Hospital safety
  • Public health
  • System analysis
  • Chemical and nuclear energy sources
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Creative thinking
  • Knowledge of biological systems
  • Mechanical and/or electrical knowledge
  • Ability to analyze data correctly and represent it
  • Designing and implementation of devices and experiments

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