What does a Biomedical Engineer do?
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A biomedical engineer enhances the quality and effectiveness of patient care by designing and analyzing solutions to problems in medicine and biology. You must have knowledge in the evaluation, design, and development of biological and health systems or products.
How to Become a Biomedical Engineer
An employer usually looks for a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. It is also possible to get a bachelor’s degree in another field of engineering and then you can earn a graduate degree in bioengineering. Coursework for both undergraduate and graduate degrees would include laboratory-based courses in addition to classroom-based courses. Subjects such as physiology, fluid/solid mechanics, computer programming, circuit design, biomaterials and other biological sciences.
Job Description of a Biomedical Engineer
A biomedical engineer conducts research on engineering aspects biological systems such as in humans and animals. They do this by working in teams with scientists, healthcare workers, or other engineers. They use principles of bio-behavioral and engineering sciences to develop and/or design clinical instrumentation and medical diagnostics, procedures and equipment.
A biomedical engineer for example would research new materials that could be used in artificially implanted organs. They acquire data to control life processes or for measuring. He or she may assist medical science by designing computer software or hardware and adapting it for medical science.
Biomedical engineers will use signal processing techniques, interpret bioelectric data, or deliver and design technology. You may also use (MRI) scanners, pressure indicators, and electronics among other tools and technology. A biomedical engineer should have knowledge in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and many other areas of relevant education in this career field.
They should be able to think creatively, stay up-to-date with current technology and solve problems among other skills. The biomedical engineers work in hospitals, universities, research facilities, government regulatory agencies, medical and educational institutions or even in manufacturing.