What is the competition for Biomedical Engineering jobs in the state of Florida?
If you are good, and love what you are doing, you can show your value during your practice time, opening doors for opportunities. Hospitals and companies, not only in Florida are always looking for good biomeds.
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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.
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
In my opinion, jobs that are specifically Biomedical Engineering are difficult to find anywhere. A lot of times there will be Mechanical Engineers or other types of engineers that are more easily available. Biomedical Engineers do not only work at a hospital. There are some that do that work to repair devices and equipment at hospitals, but there are Biomedical Engineers in industry as well like myself. As long as there are medical device companies near you, you should be able to find a job that is within the field if you keep searching. Biomedical Engineers can range from a lot of different things, like prosthetics, tissue engineering, surgical robotics, drug delivery, etc.