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How can become Biomedical engineer

Im in high school and I love science I think that computer science and biology would a perfect fit because I always love the concept of it computer-science science computer technology biology computer-engineer

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Brayden’s Answer

Hello!

You have a ton of interests which is great and gives you a ton of options in terms of jobs later in life. You suggested that biomedical engineering was something that you wanted to pursue. As a biomedical engineer you would be more focused in the medical industry where things range from orthopedics, artificial implants, medical equipment and drug manufacturing. If the medical industry is something you want to pursue then I think a degree in either mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering would be the right option. The main disadvantage of a mechanical degree over biomed is that the vocabulary and not taking classes that teach about human body parts and things of that nature. But if you also have interests in biology, chemistry and computer science then engineering offers degrees in all of those. In the case of bio engineering and chemical engineering these are fields that you would want to pursue specifically as again the vocab and info is different than that of a general mechanical.

Hopefully this helps! Good luck!
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Amy’s Answer

Hi Kenneth,
It's great to have interests and passions! Start exploring them now while you are still in high school.

You can certainly take related classes, including AP classes - at your high school. But did you know? You can also take classes at your local community college while still in high school. You will earn BOTH high school and college credit. You can earn your degree more quickly while saving money! In your case, you would want to look at the requirements for a BA/S or AA/S transfer degree in computer science and/or biology. Start taking some of those core classes. Some community colleges may even have an AA/S in biomedicine, but be carefully of narrowing your options too soon.

Another option is to enroll in one of the CTE programs in your school district. CTE stands for Career and Technical Education. High schools will have programs in a wide range of areas including trades, health fields, computer science, etc. etc. They are typically a sequence of classes in a particular field designed to help a student 1. get a job in the field after graduating or 2. accrue credits and learning towards a college degree in the field - a AA/S or BA/S.

I encourage you to research the specific options in your school district/area, and create a 5-year plan for yourself. While the plan can always change, having one helps you maintain focus and motivation.

Good luck to you!
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Bhavica’s Answer

Hello,
There are many ways of studying both computer science and biology! Biomedical engineering is a vast field including areas like biomechanics which is more of mechanical engineering or protein engineering which is more chemistry related. To be able to study CS and biology both you can major in CSE and take biology related electives like maybe neural engineering or do bioengineering and take CS related electives like computational modeling. However, the exact classes offered vary in each university, so I would suggest looking at the school specific programs.
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Claudia’s Answer

Major in biology, chemistry, anything science-related. Research what sort of other courses/skills are needed (Google is your friend), maybe look at shadowing someone currently in that field. Then make sure you are choosing internships that are in this field and will set you up for when you graduate.
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Prakash’s Answer

Since you are a student who finds Biomedical Engineer as a suitable career option for yourself then you will have to take an initiative at school level as you will have to have to opt for science stream. At the undergraduate level, you can opt for engineering or science course in a relevant discipline.
Choose the most suitable degree program for yourself like Bachelors in Bio-Medical Engineering, or one of the most suitable course to become a Biomedical Engineer.
After completing your studies you can explore various job roles available in the market and then choose the most suitable job role for yourself.
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