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Biomedical Engineers
District Of Columbia

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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, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

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Currently Employed: 40

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $31.18 - $46.73

Typical Annual Salary: $64,900 - $97,200

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
  • Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
  • Teach biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about field through writing or consulting.
  • Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
  • Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
  • Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
  • Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
  • Design and deliver technology to assist people with disabilities.
  • Manage team of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Electrometers
  • Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
  • pH electrodes
  • Physiological recorders
  • Pressure indicators

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software
  • Medical software
  • Requirements analysis and system architecture software

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