As the healthcare field continues its rapid growth and the role of technology in diagnostic, therapeutic and research activities continues to expand, skilled biomedical engineers will be in demand. In fact, the biomedical engineering career field is increasing at about 26% per year through 2012 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That's double the rate for all other jobs combined!
Combining traditional engineering expertise with an understanding of biological processes, biomedical engineering technology degree holders work with physicians, therapists and other technicians in the design, construction, implementation and maintenance of sophisticated healthcare equipment and lifesaving devices.
Prepare for a Specialized Career that Could Revolutionize Healthcare
Not only is the biomedical engineering career field growing at twice the rate of all other occupations combined, it's ripe with opportunity for groundbreaking advancements and far-reaching benefits in the healthcare industry. Using traditional engineering skills, professionals in this field analyze and solve biological and medical technology problems. Biomedical engineers may take on a broad variety of challenges, everything from creating portable electrocardiogram recorders to working to advance digital speech recognition.
Biomedical engineering careers are found in a number of diverse environments, such as:
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- Pharmaceutical companies
- Medical laboratories
- Research institutions
Put Your DeVry Degree to Work by Advancing Healthcare in a Biomedical Engineering Career
When you earn your biomedical engineering technology degree from DeVry, you'll be equipped to use cutting-edge engineering principles to analyze and facilitate biological and medical technology advances to enhance today's healthcare. Also known as biomedical product development engineers and biomedical equipment technicians, professionals in this field are responsible for designing, constructing, implementing and maintaining:
- Artificial devices that replace or support body functions, such as pacemakers, prosthetic devices and artificial organs.
- Therapeutic products, such as healthcare-related lasers, and systems that perform critical functions such as tissue fusion, insulin delivery and muscle repair.
- Sensors for various patient-monitoring devices and bioelectric and telemetry equipment.
- Medical imaging instrumentation such as magnetic resonance and X-ray tools.
Program educational objectives are the skills and abilities graduates are expected to demonstrate during the first few years of employment. BMET program educational objectives include:
- Achieving employment in a biomedical technology-related position with appropriate title and compensation.
- Demonstrating biomedical engineering technology-related problem-solving skills.
- Functioning effectively in diverse and multidisciplinary teams.
- Communicating effectively with both technical and nontechnical audiences.
- Adapting to changes in technology through continuous personal and professional development.
- Being capable of assuming increasing professional responsibility.
- Conducting all professional activities with integrity, and demonstrating a sense of social and environmental responsibility.
Courses are offered at DeVry locations nationwide. Availability can vary by location.
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