Biomedical Engineering

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:

  1. Scientific research and development services - $94,150
  2. Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing - 88,850
  3. Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing - 87,340
  4. General medical and surgical hospitals - 69,910
  5. 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