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What kind of interests should I have if I am looking into Biomedical Engineering and what kind of job market would I compete with?

I have researched several Engineering majors, but I have yet to completely grasp the concept of Biomedical Engineering. #engineering #biomedical

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Lindsay’s Answer

Biomedical Engineering jobs often design devices for healthcare, like orthopedic implants or pacemakers or ultrasound imaging machines. You will learn a little bit about all of the engineering disciplines (except maybe civil) and will also learn biology, chemistry, physics, etc. The body's systems operate under the laws of all of these things - biological laws (for cells), chemical laws (for proteins), and physical laws (for blood flow and or the forces of human walking, etc). These body systems also have electrical components (like the nerve cell), mechanical components (like the muscle cell), and chemical components (like the calcium phosphate in bones). This is why biomedical engineers have to learn everything in order to fully understand a particular body system. Then, they work with a team to design solutions to solve healthcare or disease-specific problems.
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Biomedical engineering entails any devices that is used for a body. These devices can range from simple things like thermometers all the way to MRI and CAT scan machines. As a Biomedical engineer undergraduate, you will learn a lot about the human body, basic biology, physics and chemistry and will do a lot of math. My college divided this course into bioelectrical, biomechanics and biocomputing which went more in depth on things like prosthetics and other devices. If you are interested in any of these things, I would say biomedical engineering is the best place to get that.

When it comes to the job market, you can do anything in healthcare, software/hardware development, research, design, testing, field service, teaching, management, etc. There are many different opportunities for a person with a biomedical engineering degree.
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