02/06/2020

What a career in Biomedical and Medical Engineering looks like

Choosing which degree to study can be challenging. Weighing up multiple options, between what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you want to be doing in the future. At the end of the day, the best way to discover where your degree will take you is to investigate the job roles in the sector.

In this blog, we’ll be focusing on Biomedical and Medical Engineering careers, and the popular job roles in the industry. By the end, you’ll be able to picture your future career and take inspiration from an affluent figure in the sector.

Potential careers

As with any degree, there are a variety of careers to embark upon after graduation. One option which is available to graduates is to become a Biomedical Engineer.

This type of role see’s the combination of two fascinating industries, engineering and medicine. Workers use their vast knowledge of the two sectors to design and create solutions to biological health issues and systems, including prosthetics and artificial organs.

This rewarding career will have you helping people across the world, as well as help other scientists with their biological research. Day-to-day jobs can include adapting or designing the medical software’s that hospitals use, managing teams, overseeing contractual obligations or even teaching other Biomedical Engineers through writing up fascinating research findings.

People in the spotlight

Forrest Bird was an American biomedical engineer, and although passed away in 2015, his work has had a long-lasting impact on the world, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. He helped to create some of the first mass-produced mechanical ventilators which help people with chronic cardiopulmonary care.

The first step to starting a career in Biomedical and Medical Engineering is by getting a bachelor’s degree at the University of Bolton. Click here for more information about the courses on offer.

 

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