Career Description

Biomedical engineers work in a relatively new area of health care, one that joins with engineering. They apply engineering principles to solve biological and medical problems. They might design machines like artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

Academic Requirements

Most biomedical engineering jobs require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering or biomedical engineering. Biomedical engineers learn to analyze and interpret data from living organisms and use the principles of math and science to design biomedical systems.

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