By a more rudimentary definition, Biomedical Engineers focus on using “engineering skills” to find solutions for medical related issues. I think we should focus in on what “engineering” is by definition to help clarify this for some.
According to an encyclopedia, is an art, skill, discipline, AND profession that applies scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and common-sense knowledge, to design, construct/build, and problem solve. Yes, its a mouthful, but then so is what Biomedical Engineers accomplish.
What do Biomedical Engineers do? Well for one, they work closely with scientist, physicians, chemists, and the like to develop working devices to advance medicine. They are constantly in research looking to make artificial parts to help the ailing human body. They also look for ways to simplify and modernize laboratories and their clinical procedures.
What’s interesting about Biomedical Engineers too is that they are typically consultants to medical practices, hospitals, and health firms regarding things such as new equipment. This means that they work for universities, hospitals, and research laboratories to name only a few.
How to become a Biomedical Engineer. Well, you are definitely going to need to have a bachelors degree in Engineering. It’s common for a lot of engineers to have advanced masters degree’s too. There will be an option for you to specialize in a particular area of Engineering and this is how you choose biomedical as your focus. Most of the programs can last from 4 to 6 years and require licensing via examinations.
What kind of salary do Biomedical Engineers make? Well they range from about $45,000 – $85,000 if you want to talk about averages. Some do far better though.