design, develop, and evaluate health systems and products
· focus on various ways that technology can be used to treat or alleviate biological or medical problems
· look at how different substances are processed in the body and generate medicines to enhance those processes
· focus on developing materials that will promote healing or that can replace worn or injured body parts
How do you become a biomedical engineer?
A four year college degree is needed for biomedical engineering work. Many biomedical engineers have degrees in chemical or electrical engineering, but also take many of "pre-med" classes. Many get graduate degrees, and some continue on to medical school and get M.D's.