What does a biomedical engineer do on a daily basis?
<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">Also included under the scope of a biomedical engineer is the management of current medical equipment within hospitals while adhering to relevant industry standards, as well as manufacturer. This involves equipment recommendations, procurement, routine testing and preventative maintenance, through to decommissioning and disposal. This role is also known as a </span>Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"> or </span>Clinical Engineer<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">.</span>
In healthcare career, the biomedical engineering department within a healthcare facility has a very important role. With the increase in technology supporting the delivery of healthcare, there are very complex pieces of equipment to provide diagnosis and treatment of disease. The biomedical engineer installs and maintains the equipment in top condition. This may include blood infusion pumps, respiratory support, cardiac cath lab, blood pressure pumps, oxygen delivery equipment. There is also a career within the companies that build, delivery, sell, and support the particular pieces of equipment. Most Biomed Engineers that I know found value in an electronics or computer program of study.