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How did you go about becoming a biomedical engineer?

Asked San Mateo, California

I'm still in high school and am interested in pursuing biomedical engineering as career. #biomedical-engineering #biomedical-engineer

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PAUL’s Answer

Updated Florida, Florida

It Shows that you are located in California and Google search of best in your area turned up Stanford University, U OF C ( Berkley & San Diego ) but there are other choices like De Vry or even some community colleges

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 Companies out there providing service small and large ( GE, Aramark, Phillips ) etc but the best place too start and gain experience will be a hospital

the answer lies within you how successful you are .... a 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

Gabriel’s Answer

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Hi Katia,

Thanks for the question. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has great information on becoming a biomedical engineer including the education requirements, salary, etc.

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/biomedical-engineers.htm#tab-1

Be sure to click on the "How to Become One" tab.

I would also encourage you to check out the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) page, "Is Biomedical Engineering Right for Me?":

http://www.engr.iupui.edu/departments/bme/about/is-biomedical-engineering-right-for-me.php

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Thank you so much for your answer! I will definitely use your resources to help decide my future career path.