A CAREER IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TY'AIRA J.


WHAT IS BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING?

THE APPLICATION OF ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN CONCEPTS TO MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PURPOSES.

HOW DO YOU BECOME A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER?

IN ORDER TO BECOME A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER, YOU HAVE TO GET A BACHELORS DEGREE (OR GRADUATES DEGREE) IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING OR BIOENGINEERING. YOU CAN ALSO GET A GRADUATES DEGREE IN ANY FIELD OF ENGINEERING, BUT, YOU HAVE TO TAKE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES. YOU ALSO HAVE TO HAVE GOOD COMMUNICATION,ANALYTICAL,MATH, CREATIVITY, AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS.

WHAT DO THEY DO?

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS DESIGN EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES (EX: ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, LIMBS, AND MACHINES), EVALUATE SAFETY, EFFICIENCY, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF BIOMEDICAL, EQIUPMENT,TRAIN CLINCIANS ON PROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT,PREPEARE PROCEDURES, WRITE TECHNICAL REPORTS, PUBLISH RESEARCH PAPERS, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THEIR FINDINGS.

WHERE DO THEY WORK AND HOW MUCH DO THEY MAKE?

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS WORK IN VARIES PLACES. THEY MAKE $85,690(YEARLY) AND $41.16(HOURLY). 23% WORK WITH MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND BIOLOGY, MAKING $94,800. 16% WORK IN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT IN PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES, MAKING $90,180. 12% WORK IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL DEPARTMENT, MAKING $88,810. 8% WORK IN INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURING (NAVIGANTIONAL, MEASURING,ELECTROMEDICAL, AND CONTROL), MAKING $86,860. ANOTHER 8% WORK IN HOSPITALS OR CLINICS, MAKING $73,960.

SCHOOLS YOU SHOULD ATTEND TO GET INTO THIS CAREER

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)


    HOW DO BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS HELP HUMANITY

    BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS HELP ENHANCE MEDICINE.THEY PROVIDE THE WORLD WITH NEW AND IMPROVED MACHINERY AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF MATH AND BIOLOGY.