By: Aakash Karan
What is a Biomedical Engineer?
- A Biomedical Engineer analyzes and designs solution to problems in the fields of biology, medicine, and engineering.
- I want to be a biomedical engineer because i am really interested in biology, but I don't want a career that is completely medical, so biomedical engineering has an engineering part to it which is interesting.
What is a typical day for a Biomedical Engineer?
On a typical day a Biomedical Engineer could do some of many things:
- Design artificial limbs or help diagnose/prevent medical diseases
- Provide technical support for biomedical equipment
- Check the safety and efficiency of equipment
- Train and help other people for the proper use of equipment
- Work with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists to research the engineering aspects of biological systems of humans and animals
How much would a Biomedical Engineer get paid?
In each category the median wages are about:
- Scientific research and development services - $94,150
- Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing - 88,850
- Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing - 87,340
- General medical and surgical hospitals - 69,910
- Colleges, universities, and professional schools - 63,440
The lowest 10% of biomedical engineers earned around $52,000 and the highest 10% earned approximately $139,000
What schooling would you need to be successful in the field of Biomedical Engineering?
- In highschool it is helpful to take biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, and computer programming
- You would also need a Bachelors degree in engineering and some sort of biological sciences as well as physiology
- To advance some people get a medical degree to be even more knowledgeable or get a law degree and become a lawyer for patients