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Biomedical Engineer

Minimum Education Required for this Career

Basic Certificate
Advanced Certificate
Associate's Degree
4+ year Degree
4+ Year Degree
$86,670

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Nature of the Work

Biomedical engineers typically:

  • Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
  • Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
  • Teach biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about field through writing or consulting.
  • Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
  • Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
  • Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
  • Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
  • Design and deliver technology to assist people with disabilities.
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
  • Manage team of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.

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Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. The Nature of the Work description is from O*Net Online, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.