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Do biomedical engineers use math every single day


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G. Mark’s Answer

To be direct, no. No engineers that I have ever interacted with have used math every single day. Not to say that are not some that do, but not to my knowledge. However, how does that impact you on your potential job? You'll most likely need to use math at some point. Then again, you might easily simply ask another team member to help you out with it. But here's the thing. I personally have found math to be a gateway to understanding a whole host of approaches to problem-solving in my work. Actually, it's usually been a surprise to others and different from their own approach to the same problems. So keep it in your "back pocket" as another tool that will come in handy. I'm sure there are many jobs out there that will require daily use of math, but I have not found any. Now, to get an engineering degree.... that's another story. Because the principles of math are most definitely in every aspect of engineering.


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Breanna’s Answer

I have my degree in biomedical engineering, but to be honest it all depends on what type or career path you go into. If you choose to do more research based opportunities there is a higher chance you will be doing more math than if you decide to go into industry. I work as a manufacturing engineer and I would say I use simple math (adding, subtracting, multiplication, etc.) on a daily basis but I only rarely use math such as calculus and geometry.

Breanna recommends the following next steps:

Research potential career paths for biomedical engineers
Do some informational interviews with local engineers in your area that might have a degree in biomedical engineering. Talk to your career advisor to see if he/she has any connections or recommendations of people to reach out to for informational interviews.

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