Biomedical Engineers


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.
Also called: Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomedical Technician, Engineer, Product Development Director

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • biology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
    Development environment software
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • National Instruments LabVIEW

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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