Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers research and study functions and systems of humans and animals to design life-support devices and other medical equipment to assist health care personnel in observing, repairing or treating various health conditions.

Specializations

Clinical Engineering - designing and developing medical equipment.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Biomedical engineers work in laboratories, industrial plants, universities, or private corporations. They research the functions and systems of the human body to create life-support devices such as artificial organs, pacemakers, imaging devices and other medical equipment and may specialize in the design and development of medical equipment. They apply engineering principles, use mathematical equations and their knowledge of the human system to collect information for measuring and maintaining functions of the human body. Biomedical engineers, like most engineers, work 40 hours a week, although some may work longer hours.

 

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