Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
and biomedical engineering technologists focus on biomedical equipment. They may work
on designs or applications, or may be responsible for installation
planning, operation, or maintenance for biomedical equipment.
Bioengineering technologists may also work on the development or
implementation of biomedical systems. They generally work in hospitals
or independent medical service organizations, and may inspect,
calibrate, or manage equipment found in the facility they work in.
interested in a career in bioengineering and biomedical engineering
technology should consider reviewing engineering technology programs
that are accredited by ABET, Inc. However, there are many ET programs
not yet accredited by ABET, so check with your local community college
or university for more information. If you choose to attend a program
that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Students take courses such as biomedical
instrumentation and systems, medical and clinical equipment, and
physiological transducers. Laboratory work is also likely.
Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
ASME, Bioengineering Division
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
of Biological Engineering