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Biomedical Engineering

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Work Performed in Biomedical EngineeringBiomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

Biomedical Engineering

To become a biomedical engineer, you must need a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from an accredited program. You may also get a bachelor's degree in a different field and then get a graduate degree in biomedicl engineering or get on-the-job training.

Biomedical engineer observing vaccines

Major Job Responsibilities- Design and develop medical devices.- Adapt computer hardware or software for medical science or health care applications.- Ensure the safety of equipment.- Contribute to patient assessments.- Prepare & present reports to other health professionals and to the public.- Investigate failure of medical equipment.- Supervise and train technologists & technicians.

Employment of biomedical engineers (2012)


Worker demandThe employment of a biomedical engineer is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average of all occupations. The demand will be strong because an aging population is likely to need more medical care & because of increased public awareness of biomedical engineering advances & their benefits.

Average Wage (2012)$86,960 per year$41.81 per hour

- Manufacturing Universities- Hospitals- Facilities of Companies- Educational & Medical Institutions- Government Regulatory Agencies.(Full time work)


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