Biomedical Engineering as a Career


Introduction

Biomedical Engineering is a good engineering discipline for those who interested in research, medical and healthcare. It is a combination of two dynamic professions, medicine and engineering.


Biomedical Engineering


What is Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering is defined as the study and application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field. It is a combination of technical knowledge in biology and medicine and it also bridges life science and engineering. A professional in Biomedical Engineering is called as Bio-Engineer or Biomedical Engineer.

Different fields of Biomedical Engineering includes:

Bioinstrumentation

Biomechanics

Biomaterials

Molecular, cellular and Tissue Engineering

Clinical Engineering

Orthopedic Bioengineering

Navigation Systems

Rehabilitation Engineering

System Physiology


Roles and Responsibilities of a Biomedical Engineer

The role and responsibilities of a Biomedical Engineer varies with the profession he or she is involved in. Some of the works includes development and manufacture of medical devices, diagnostic devices, drugs, etc. That is they are bridging the gap between clinical medicine and applied medical technology.


Educational Qualification Required

Minimum qualification required to become a Biomedical Engineer is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree (B. E / B. Tech) in Biomedical Engineering. A post graduate course in Biomedical Engineering is another qualification one can obtain. A post graduate course in Medical Technology will also give opportunity in Biomedical field.


Skills and Knowledge Required

This interdisciplinary field combines many engineering and life science branches. Thus requires knowledge in different fields. Biomedical Engineer has to be an expert in engineering sciences, biological sciences and medical sciences.

Skills requires to become a Biomedical Engineer includes flair to research, communication skills, team work, creativity, observational skills, critical thinking, investigation skills, administrative skills, designing ability, etc.


How to become a Biomedical Engineer

To become a Biomedical Engineer, one has to take science stream in 10 + 2 level and opt for Bachelor’s degree (B. E. / B. Tech) in Biomedical Engineering. Another way of become a professional in Biomedical field is by obtaining a post graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering after completing degree in other engineering subjects such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or Chemical Engineering. After MBBS degree also one can opt for a postgraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering or Medical Engineering or Medical Technology.


Where do I get the Job?

Potential and scope of Biomedical Engineering is high in these days. The scope and demand of Biomedical Engineering is increasing as the complexity of medical technology around the world is increasing.


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