Life Meets Technology!
Biomedical Engineering - Drake De Leon
Want to help those in need? Want to save lives without seeing too much blood? Or do you want to play with machinery while still keeping in touch with other people? If any of these seem like something you'd like to do, biomedical engineering might be worth considering.
Biomedical Engineers work with technology and people to bring out effective solutions to a very large variety of problems, ranging from amputated limbs to a cure for the common cold, even to growing ears on the back of rats! They study how life works and attempt to integrate technology to make certain things easier or not a problem at all!
- Design a product to assist the disabled
- Work in groups to solve more complex problems and design together
- Research biotic systems to optimize future products
- Work to help design synthetic organs, prosthesis, and devices to help diagnosis.
- Repair and Install medical equipment
- Gauge a devices efficiency and improve it if possible
- Write papers and present ideas based on research
What to Learn and Like
Biomedical Engineers need a good understanding of how the human body works. Classes in anatomy, biology and other life sciences are great to have under your belt. Technical and Mechanical Design classes are also very beneficial.
Biomedical Engineers need to be creative to solve problems, have outstanding analytic skills to be able to gauge a situation, and be good with communicating their ideas.
Biomedical Engineers often work average hours, although, depending on the client and job, they might have to work extra hours. They often work in groups, either with other biomedical or other enigneers, or with surgeons or other people that install and maintain the devices they create.