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What kind of companies are the best places for biomedical engineers to work in?

Updated Durham, North Carolina

I'm a senior in high school and interested in Biomedical Engineering. I am also very interested in following a guideline to becoming a seasoned and well respected Biomedical Engineer.

#biomedical-engineering #engineering #biomedical #career

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PAUL’s Answer

Updated Florida, Florida

Think Of all the hospitals in your area or the US if your willing to travel. Each hospital can have as few as 4 Biomeds or big hospitals might have 10 or more with some being working managers or lead Biomeds. There are Companies out there providing service small and large ( GE, Aramark, Phillips ) etc but the best place too start and gain experience will be a hospital

the answer lies within you how successful you are .... a biomedical engineer is a person who repairs medical Equipment. Very sick people and nurses depend on you to do a good job, be detail oriented, have integrity even when no one is watching.

There are plenty of bad biomeds in hospitals but if you can be passionate about repair and maintenance of much needed equipment instead of counting the minutes till lunch and be depended on to do a good job correctly then you will move up in this field eventually. There is lots of equipment to cover and they are always looking for good men to send to school on specialty areas like Dialysis,radiology, surgical equipment ... hope this helps

PAUL recommends the following next steps:

  • find a school that offers basic biomedical engineering training, start there

PAUL’s Answer

Updated Florida, Florida

<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"> the scope of a biomedical engineer is the management of current medical equipment within hospitals while adhering to relevant industry standards. This involves equipment recommendations, procurement, routine testing and preventative maintenance, through to decommissioning and disposal. This role is also known as a </span>Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"> or </span>Clinical Engineer<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">.</span>


think Of all the hospitals in your area or the US if your willing to travel. Each hospital can have as few as 4 Biomeds or big hospitals might have 10 or more with some being working managers or lead Biomeds. There are often openings at the bottom ( which is where you will start ) it’s the higher up positions ( specialty Equipment or management) that’s going to get competitive.

the answer lies within you .... biomedical engineer is a person who repairs medical Equipment. Very sick people and nurses depend on you to do a good job, be detail oriented, have integrity even when no one is watching.

So think of any company manufacturing a medical device and you will realize how big the scope of Biomed Goes. if you can be passionate about repair and maintenance of much needed equipment instead of counting the minutes till lunch and be depended on to do a good job correctly then you will move up in this field eventually. There is lots of equipment to cover and they are always looking for good men to send to school on specialty areas like Dialysis,radiology, surgical equipment ... hope this helps

Abid’s Answer

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In pakistan Biomedical engineers works both in hospitals and in medical firms including Multinational companies and Distributors. Biomedical Engineer works in medical companies as a Sales or Service Engineers. As a Service Engineer Biomedical Engineer responsible for Installations of new medical devices, Inspection (pre and post installations), Troubleshooting, Maintenance (Planned preventive maintenance, Corrective Maintenance), Calibrations and also give training to users.

Biomedical Engineer can work in different companies like Siemens, Philips, Mediso Medical Imaging, Fresenius Medical Care, GE, Leica Biosystems etc. Biomedical Engineer should have strong knowledge of electronics and applications of medical equipment.

#biomedical #healthcare #bioengineering #hospital

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Marvelous but unfortunately we are way too back to make bme career in Pakistan because of NO SOP's from public sector.

Ken’s Answer

Updated Cleveland, Ohio

The best way to get an answer to this question is to contact a biomedical engineer and ask the question in person. A good way to do this is to locate the local professional association to which biomedical engineers belong in your area to phone the local contact person for an in person conversation and possibly arrange to attend a meeting, so that you can meet professionals and get to know them and their area more fully. Here is a link that will allow you to locate your local professional association to which pathologists belong in your area: ##

https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true

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Nice one, best one

osama’s Answer

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The best place is to work in manufacture or quality control areas, there where you can apply the scientific knowledge which gained. On the other hand, you can participate in improving the technology of the medical products.

Mark’s Answer

Updated Livingston, New Jersey

I have always liked working for medical device companies designing medical products. While Biomedical engineers can and do get jobs running equipment in hospitals it if far more exciting to me to be the ones making the equipment, rather than running it.


I’ve been able to design spinal implants and components for deep brain stimulation. I have had to cross disciplines to do so and learn the tools used by mechanical engineers at times and others electrical engineers.


Getting your first position as a medical device designer can be hard because the people you are likely hiring you come from either a mechanical or electrical engineering background so doing research and internships can give you a real leg up on the competition.


The most fun position that I ever had was as a rehabilitation engineer designing one of a kind devices for people with disabilities. I was getting paid to play!


if you are interested in going into business for yourself, you might consider furthering your career in biomedical engineering by becoming a prosthetist where you make and fit prosthetic limbs for people.






Ethan’s Answer

Updated Medford, Massachusetts

You can work in a number of areas, for countless companies. You could find jobs in hospital or university working on devices as a technician, or you could find a job at a research company and conduct laboratory/scientist type work, or you could work for a large company like Abbott or Boston Scientific and develop and design cutting edge medical devices. Way down the road, you could even start your own company to do any of these things. Your options will be limitless with a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Abid’s Answer

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In pakistan Biomedical engineers works both in hospitals and in medical firms including Multinational companies and Distributors. Biomedical Engineer works in medical companies as a Sales or Service Engineers. As a Service Engineer Biomedical Engineer responsible for Installations of new medical devices, Inspection (pre and post installations), Troubleshooting, Maintenance (Planned preventive maintenance, Corrective Maintenance), Calibrations and also give training to users.

Biomedical Engineer can work in different companies like Siemens, Philips, Mediso Medical Imaging, Fresenius Medical Care, GE, Leica Biosystems etc. Biomedical Engineer should have strong knowledge of electronics and applications of medical equipment.

#biomedical #healthcare #bioengineering #hospital

Abid’s Answer

Updated

In pakistan Biomedical engineers works both in hospitals and in medical firms including Multinational companies and Distributors. Biomedical Engineer works in medical companies as a Sales or Service Engineers. As a Service Engineer Biomedical Engineer responsible for Installations of new medical devices, Inspection (pre and post installations), Troubleshooting, Maintenance (Planned preventive maintenance, Corrective Maintenance), Calibrations and also give training to users.

Biomedical Engineer can work in different companies like Siemens, Philips, Mediso Medical Imaging, Fresenius Medical Care, GE, Leica Biosystems etc. Biomedical Engineer should have strong knowledge of electronics and applications of medical equipment.

#biomedical #healthcare #bioengineering #hospital

Rudabah’s Answer

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In my perspective, companies such as installing medical devices, working with refurbished medical equipments and providing medical equipments are considered to be the best places for biomedical engineers to work. Such environment allows a biomedical engineer to get a hands on experience.

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Good answer

Muhammad Zahid’s Answer

Updated Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Hospital, medical devices companies, clinic or laboratories

Ese’s Answer

Updated Chicago, Illinois

Biomedical engineering is still a very new discipline. Typically a biomedical engineer can be any type of engineer with a focus on biomedical applications.


It is also a very wide field. You could be working with medical diagnostics, medical devices, biofabrication, and various other fields.


I would first research fields of study in biomedical engineering and then look into companies that do work in those fields.

Ese recommends the following next steps:

  • When going to college, major in biomedical engineering, but minor in a hard science(biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry).
  • Studying a hard science as well as biomedical engineering will give you more depth of knowledge and allow you to understand the bigger picture of engineering problems.

Alphonse’s Answer

Updated Kigali, Rwanda

most of the biomedical engineers work for public or private hospital others are working inbigb company like Philips,GE,SIEMENS or private medical devices supplies company. so those are the places to working in as biomedical engineer,

Rofida’s Answer

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In hospitals as start for the engineers to get experience that make him ready for design and manufacturing wing of the health-care industry.

I am new engineer, so that i currently work in a hospitals.

I hope that to get a grant to complete my studies.

Thanks

Roaa’s Answer

Updated Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

Actually every company has a strong line . From my point of view SIEMENS accompany are strong in RADIOLOGY. I guess to be able to train with them is great because the company has an excellent foundation.

NIDEK from Japan is strong in Ophthalmology.

Regarding the Ultrasound I say PHILIPS and GE.

I took service training with SIEMENS.It was so good.

khaleed’s Answer

Updated Detroit, Michigan

wayne state univesity

Sara’s Answer

Updated Los Angeles, California

Abbott and Medtronic

Maxwell’s Answer

Biomedical engineers work in many different fields, and in many different places. Some biomedical engineers work in the fields of biomaterials (at the level of tissues and cells, such as in areas of drug delivery or in tissue regeneration), others work in biomedical devices (designing things like pacemakers or prosthetics), and some work in biotechnology (doing molecular or protein engineering), to name a few.

When you go to school for biomedical engineering, you'll either learn about all of these things, or you may choose to specialize and learn about a particular area. When I studied bioengineering in college, I took courses mostly on biomaterials and biomedical diagnostics, though I learned about other kinds of bioengineering, too.

Depending on what kind of biomedical engineer you want to be, you may want to work in different places. As other people have said, some biomedical engineers work in hospitals - other biomedical engineers work for companies either in labs doing research or in the field helping doctors and health care providers learn about the things their companies does or makes.

A good place to start would be to go on any job board on the internet and see what kinds of jobs are available right now, and where those jobs are at. That may give you an idea of some of the options you may have when you finish school. In the meantime, study hard and know that a career engineering can be very rewarding - though it can take hard work and dedication! I think asking questions like this means you're on the right track, and that you'll do great.

Maxwell recommends the following next steps:

  • Think about what kinds of biomedical engineering you're interested in. For ideas, look at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) website, or try here: https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/biomedical-engineering/about-us/what-we-do/types-of-biomedical-engineering
  • Look through job boards to see what kinds of biomedical engineering jobs are available. You're obviously not applying right now, but it may give you an idea of the kinds of places and jobs that may be available in the future.
  • Go to college and study hard! Being an engineer takes a lot of schooling and dedication but it can be worth it! Connect with other students and consider joining engineering student organizations once you're in college.

Jiajun’s Answer

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