The question repeatedly asked by students is what can I do with a biotechnology Degree ? And the first answer shaped their minds about being in a laboratory as a technician and doing experiments with laboratory goods but the true thing is that you can have lots of positions and roles with a biotech degree and one of them is to be a biomedical engineer. With a biotechnology degree you can start and join lots of job position and startups but usually the main categories are: Biological Technician, Microbiologist, Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineer,Quality Assurance Manager, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Research and Development Manager, Marketing or Business Development Manager and lots of other jobs. Today we want to take a look at what a biotech student can do as a Research scientist.
Being a Biomedical engineer means developing equipment and technology that improve quality of life or help with diagnosis of disease, such as prosthetic devices, artificial transplants and cancer detection diagnostics test kits. Usually located within an organization’s research and development (R&D) or quality assurance (QA) function, they conduct research and analyze results, calibrate equipment and perform validation tests, evaluate safety protocols, and train personnel on the proper use of medical equipment. They may present research findings to scientists, non-scientist colleagues, and the public.
A bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or similar program like biotechnology or bioinformatics are typically required. Those with a traditional engineering degree may enter the field but will benefit from coursework in biological science. Advancement usually requires work experience plus a graduate degree. Potential career advancement paths include leading a research team or moving into managerial positions. According to the BLS, the median pay for biomedical engineers is about $92000 per year. Similar to: biomedical systems engineer, clinical engineer, product development engineer, quality engineer, process engineer, agricultural engineer, quality assurance engineer, and research and development engineer.
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