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Biomedical Engineer

Summary of Biomedical EngineersBiomedical engineers apply engineering principles and technology to healthcare. This can include researching, designing and developing medical products, such as joint replacements or robotic surgical instruments, designing or modifying equipment for clients with special needs in a rehabilitation setting, or managing the use of clinical equipment in hospitals and the community.

Current Salary Biomedical engineers earned as much as $81,540 in 2010. The top ten percent earners make more than $126,990 while the bottom ten percent earned less than $49,690. Among the highest paying industries include scientific research and development services where employers pay as much as $88,330 in median annual salaries.Type of WorkA biomedical engineer is someone who analyzes and designs solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.Working Conditions Biomedical engineers work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals, research facilities of companies and educational and medical institutions, and government regulatory agencies.

Major Responsibilities Their major responsibilities consist of designing and developing medical devices such as artificial hearts and kidneys, pacemakers, artificial hips, surgical lasers, automated patient monitors and blood chemistry sensorsDemand for this Job in the FutureEmployment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.Education NeededBiomedical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from an accredited program to enter the occupation.


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