Biomedical engineers apply the principles of engineering to the human body. They may design, build and maintain medical equipment, or develop artificial body parts, drugs or computer programs to help treat disabilities, diseases, or injuries. Other biomedical engineers are involved with high performance sports and design devices to help athletes measure and improve their performance.
The main employers of biomedical engineers are:
Biomedical engineering is a small field in New Zealand, but the number of positions is likely to remain steady or grow as our aging population drives demand for more effective medical procedures and equipment.
Biomedical engineers generally earn:
Key qualifications to become a biomedical engineer:
Hands-on experience in electronics and/or in the healthcare industry could provide you with useful background knowledge and skills.
Required and recommended school subjects:
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