Biomedical Engineers are innovating and developing technology solutions for the medical field. Their key aim is to enhance the quality and efficiency of patient care by developing medical devices, resources and applications for the operation of biomedical equipment that improves the quality of life and the functioning of the medical industry.
What you need to get started
Relevant work experience, in an engineering, design, or research area, either through vacation work or placement is very helpful.
Employment opportunities in health services, medical equipment manufacturing, or in research departments and institutes.
Part-time work is available and career breaks are possible.
Opportunities to work as a consulting engineer or a contractor to a hospital once you have significant experience
Switzerland, Unites States, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands
B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering/ Biotechnology
B.Tech + M.Tech (Dual Degree)in Biomedical Engineering/ Biotechnology
Attention to details
An eye for design
The creative and technical ability to turn designs into products.
A strong interest in the integration of engineering and medicine
Research and technological Skills
Knowledge of working with cross-functional teams to test prototypes
Use computer software for programming electronics, building and evaluating prototypes, troubleshooting problems, and rethinking the design until it works correctly
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Much faster than average job growth
Various settings from which to choose (hospitals, universities, research facilities)
Jobs available in various industries (manufacturing, educational, medical)
Several specializations to choose from (biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation)
Additional hours of work may sometimes be necessary
A graduate degree is typically required for advancement
Small field means the large employment increase translates into a relatively small number of absolute jobs
Potential hazardous exposure to noxious fumes, communicable diseases and radiation