Also called: Biomedical Electronics Technician, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomedical Technician
In the Air Force: Bioenvironmental Engineer, Health Physics
What they do:Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
On the job, you would:
- Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
- Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
- Teach biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about the field through writing or consulting.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about biomedical engineers.