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Biomedical Engineer
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesApply 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.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$81,540 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsBiomedical engineers are employed in education, industry, hospitals, research facilities of educational and medical institutions, and government agencies. They often serve a coordinating or interfacing function, using their background in both the engineering and medical fields.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsMonitoring, Critical Thinking, Equipment Selection, Mathematics, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Operation Monitoring, Operations Analysis, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Technology Design, Science, Quality Control Analysis, Complex Problem Solving

AbilitiesOral Expression, Number Facility, Visualization, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Speech Clarity, Mathematical Reasoning, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension, Fluency of Ideas, Category Flexibility, Originality

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