Biomedical Engineers

Job Summary

Biomedical engineers improve the healthcare system by designing and creating medical equipment, software, computer systems and devices which are used in that industry. Biomedical engineers integrate their knowledge of medical sciences with technology to bring about the generation of new or better healthcare processes and systems.


Biomedical engineers generally carry out the following duties:

  • Design and test biomedical equipment for functionality, safety and adherence to respective standards

  • Offer technical support to persons using equipment by installing, repairing and maintaining the medical equipment

  • Offer training to medical personnel on the proper use of the equipment

  • Engage in research with other professionals such as life scientists, chemists and medical scientists to understand the engineering involved in biological systems

  • Present and publish reports and findings to the academic community and the public



Biomedical engineers are required to have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, bioengineering or a related field of engineering. In some instances, a postgraduate degree is required.


In order to test Biomedical engineers effectively, employers usually administer the IQ Cognitive Test to analyze the individual’s general intellect, analytical skills, problem solving skills as well as critical thinking. Another favorable test is the Math business test which assesses the individual’s computational skills and reasoning ability. Lastly, the work ethics personality test which would be u used to assess an individuals readiness and ethical code of conduct.


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Biomedical Engineers

Job Facts

2018 Median Pay
$88,550 per year, $42.57 per hour
Entry level qualification
Bachelor’s Degree
Number of jobs in 2016
Expected Growth rate (2016 – 26)