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Biomedical Engineer

What Is That?

A Biomedical engineer uses engineering processes and medical procedures in order to develop new equipment and procedures for the advancement of medical science. Along with leading physicians in their fields, these men and women often conduct research in order to create better medical products for general use, such as artificial organs or prosthetic limbs. Another category that falls under this science would be GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms)



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More About The Job!

Education

Biomedical engineering requires a double major in both Biology and Engineering. This can be accomplished in about 5 years.


Additional Skills Required?

Skills required for this job are but don't always include knowledge on lab operations, how to use engineering programs, and also a wide knowledge of Biology and Mathematics. After 5 years in College this should all be second nature and the best part is that you can talk to your friends about your job and they won't understand half the words that you are using!


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Salary

A typical starting salary is around $53,000 with lots of room to grow. Most advancement is through experience and so the more that you know and are able to do the more valuable you become. With more experience you can move on to more important work and a different company or maybe you can end up making your own product and just become rich on your own.


Where to Get a Job

Biomedical Engineers are employed at every hospital, university, and medical or pharmaceutical company. They are employed as researchers, doctors, and also as technicians for equipment such as MRI's


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Your Responsabilities

Your duties as a researcher are to do simply that, research. If you go into practicing medicine you could be in charge of certain medical machines and administering them to patients. This could be anywhere from an MRI to Chemo or radiation therapy and also keeping these machines up and running.

Why Choose this Area of Profession?

This profession is becoming one of the most influential and important areas of science today. In the 1940's and 1950's it was Chemistry. After World War 2 began the space race which focused the world on Aerospace. Now in the Modern Era the world world is focused on medical advancement. How many times a year do you hear about cancer walks, world hunger, or even a new pill you can take? The world of Biology is at the front of science and is capable of creating some of the most interesting things. Scientists are currently working on being able to grow organs. After that could come limbs, wings, maybe an extra arm? Anyways its all about the future and advancement of humanity


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