On the Job
Biomedical Engineers use engineering to design, develop, and evaluate biological and health systems or products. This may include specific products like artificial organs or prostheses, or broad systems like medical information or health care delivery systems.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes or products.
- Interpret design or operational test results.
- Research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes.
- Create models of engineering designs or methods.
- Design alternative energy systems.
- Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
- Develop software or computer applications.
- Maintain operational records or records systems.
- Prepare procedural documents.
- Advise customers on the use of products or services.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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