BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Biomedical Electronics Technician, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomedical Technician, Engineer, Process Engineer, Research Engineer, Research Scientist

JOB TASKS

  • Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.

  • Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.

  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.

  • Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.

  • Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $51.81/hr. – $107,770 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 1,400

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree

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