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Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological, agricultural, and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
    • Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
    • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
    • Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
    • Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
    • Write documents describing protocols, policies, standards for use, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment.
    • Conduct training or in-services to educate clinicians and other personnel on proper use of equipment.
    • Analyze new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomes.
    • Advise hospital administrators on the planning, acquisition, and use of medical equipment.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    7
    Workplace Documents
    7
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 86790/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 41.73/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 50

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Persistence
    • Achievement/Effort

    Tools

    • Pressure indicators
    • Physiological recorders
    • pH electrodes
    • Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
    • Electrometers

    Technology

    • Medical software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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