Biomedical Engineer

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.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

360000

Min. 

151000

Max. 

1000000

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 Outlook

  • 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

International Opportunities

Switzerland, Unites States, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands 

Educational Qualifications

  • B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering/ Biotechnology

  • B.Tech + M.Tech (Dual Degree)in Biomedical Engineering/ Biotechnology

  • M.Tech 

Soft Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Attention to details

  • Spatial awareness

  • An eye for design

  • Listening skills 

  • Problem-solving

Technical Skills

  • The creative and technical ability to turn designs into products.

  • A strong interest in the integration of engineering and medicine

  • Mathematics skills 

  • 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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Pros

  • Much faster than average job growth 

  • Higher-than-average salary 

  • 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)

Cons

  • 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

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