What does a Biomedical Engineer do?
A biomedical engineer enhances the quality and effectiveness of patient care by designing and analyzing solutions to problems in medicine and biology. They would use their 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 attain a graduate degree in bioengineering. On-the-job training and experience in a similar background would be expected as well.
Job Description of a Biomedical Engineer
A biomedical engineer conducts research on the engineering aspects in humans and animals of the biological systems. They do this by working in teams with scientists, healthcare workers or other engineers. They use the principles of bio behavioral and engineering sciences to develop and/or design clinical instrumentation and medical diagnostics, procedures and equipment.
A biomedical engineer would research new materials that could be used, for instance, in artificially implanted organs. The would acquire data to control life processes or measuring. He or she might teach biomedical engineering and/or write or consult. He or she may assist medical science by designing computer software or hardware and adapting it for medical science.
One should be able to use signal processing techniques, interpret bioelectric data and also deliver and design technology to help with disability persons. They should be able to 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.