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, genetic testing, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.
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A Typical Day
- Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instruments, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
- Design and deliver technology to assist people with disabilities.
- Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems.
- Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
- Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
- Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
Northwest Lower Michigan
— Northwestern Michigan College
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Watch local Engineering and Biomedical Engineering STEM Careers episodes
Join robotics teams, science fairs, academic and socially responsible leadership.
Volunteer in areas of interest (ex. hospital, manufacturing, IT work, environmental field + lab work)
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Contact one of these companies and ask for an informational interview, to see if you can job shadow, or to find out if they hire interns.
Sample Job Titles...
- Biomedical Manager
- Product Development Director
- Research Engineer
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