Career in Biomedical Engineering
In this episode, Ms. Swati Salunkhe talks about the field of Biomedical Engineering. If you like to be at the forefront of the life-changing devices or wish to help people to overcome health issues using cutting edge technology or fancy designing and creating half-human and the half-robot then that’s the exact kind of work which a biomedical engineer does.
For Example, if there is some issue with a body part or it requires replacement definitely it requires a different kind of expertise for someone to gauge what is the real requirement using the best of technology and making the human body accept it and so the requirement of biology, medical sciences, as well as engineering, plays a bigger role in biomedical engineering. The biomedical engineers try to build a replacement using smart technologies to integrate it into the natural body system. Biomedical Engineering is a mixture of doctors, engineers as well as scientists. Biomedical Engineering is an upcoming technology anticipating the high-quality medical care there has been a steady increase and demand for biomedical engineers all across the globe. It is one of the fascinating fields of human life.
To enter this fascinating field by the name itself it is biomedical engineering so you need to be a science student in class 12th maybe take up M.B.B.S or take up the Engineering route to get into biomedical engineering. There are universities that offer it at the undergraduate level as well as at the postgraduate level. There are doctors who would like to get into more of replacement or using the new technologies to benefit the patients. So, definitely be it the medical route or the engineering route you can definitely become a biomedical engineer. Biomedical engineering is far in-depth and vast than you can imagine it. Some of the specialization that it offers are bio-instrumentation, bio-materials, bio-mechanics, clinical engineering, orthopedic bio-engineering, rehabilitation engineering.
Along with the requisite educational qualification, the biggest skills set that you require is the need to make human life easier and simpler with the use of technology. Well for that you also need a good eye for detailing and designing, careful measurement and analytical skills, the ability to empathize with patients, problem-solving, communication, and team-working skills.
There is an umpteen number of opening and you work more in laboratories and hospitals. But that is not the only place that you will be working. It is one of the most interesting and challenging fields and there are job openings in government regulatory agencies, private hospitals, health care sectors, pharmaceutical industries, research laboratories, medical equipment manufacturing industries, medical and educational institutions.
You would have got a fair idea about what is biomedical engineering is all about. Definitely, you need to have solid concepts of biology, mathematics, and technology and the keen desire to help human life function in a much better way. Harness your creativity to add value to life and biomedical engineering is the field that does just that for you.