BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER EDUCATION & SKILLS
EDUCATION – A bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering is generally the minimum requirement to become a biomedical engineer. Students in a bachelor's degree program in biomedical engineering can choose from among a number of specializations, including biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, cell tissue and bimolecular engineering, or medical optics. Biomedical engineer degrees are available at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level to prepare students to design and create medical devices and procedures. Students graduating from these programs have a wide variety of potential careers to choose from.
MATH & SCIENCE SKILLS – At the core of the biomedical engineer's skill set are math and science skills. Much of the work by engineers involves using the principles of math to create designs and using the scientific method to ensure the design is usable in biomedical research or in the treatment of patients. Math and science are important for both design and verification purposes.
RESEARCH SKILLS – Biomedical engineers work in laboratory settings from time to time, involving the development of artificial organs and economic issues related to the development of such technologies. Biomedical engineers need good reading comprehension and writing skills to document their findings.
TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS – Biomedical engineers need proficiency in computers and other computer technologies. Yo'll also need to have knowledge of computer-aided design software and medical software such as electromyograph analysis software, virtual instrument software, gait analysis software and medical information software.
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER JOB DESCRIPTION
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER I – Designs, develops and provides safety testing, repair, and maintenance of biomedical equipment. Ensures that the biomedical equipment is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and quality control standards. Being a Biomedical Engineer I requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Biomedical Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Biomedical Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY FOR A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER I
The average starting salary for a Biomedical Engineer in the United States is $57,600*, but the range typically falls between $48,012 and $65,004. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications and additional skills.
* BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER I ANNUAL GROSS SALARY IS $57,600 or $4,800 PER MONTH
$4,800 – Gross Paycheck Each Month
– $564 – Federal Income Taxes
– $187 – State Income Taxes
– $298 – Social Security Withholdings
– $ 70 – Medicare Withholdings
– $ 48 – State Disability Tax
$3,634 – Net Paycheck Each Month
$3,634 IS YOUR MONTHY BUDGET FOR – Medical Insurance, Housing Payment, Homeowners Insurance, Car Payment, Auto Insurance, Food Costs, Entertainment and Miscellaneous Expenses. Zane you might want to hold off dropping $900 a month on a Tesla Y Series auto loan for awhile.
Hope this was Helpful Zane
John recommends the following next steps:
- BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER II AVERAGE SALRY – $72,000: 2–4 Years of Experience
- BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER III AVERAGE SALRY – $84,000: 4–6 Years of Experience
- BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER IV AVERAGE SALRY – $99,000: 6–8 Years of Experience