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What schooling is necessary for a biomedical engineer job?

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A bachelor's degree in engineering is necessary for a biomedical engineering job, either in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or biomedical engineering. A master's or doctoral degree in bioengineering may be necessary for higher-level or specialized bioengineering positions

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Biomedical engineers develop medical devices, prostheses, implants and pharmaceutical products. In addition to standard engineering subjects, math and physics, they need to be well-versed in biology topics such as cell biology, physiology and biochemistry. Some specialties require courses in biomaterials, biomechanics, computer science and signal processing.

Companies that employ biomedical engineers include medical imaging, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research labs.

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