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Biomedical Engineers. Where do they work?

The Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and techniques to medicine, biology and health sciences. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering, with the medical, physical, chemical, biological and computational sciences to help improve patient health care and the quality of life of individuals. It is currently one of the most rapidly growing fields of engineering all over the world.

Biomedical engineers are employed in the industry, in hospitals, in research facilities of educational and medical institutions, in teaching, and in government regulatory agencies. They often serve a coordinating or interfacing function, using their background in both engineering and medical fields. In industry, they may create designs where an in-depth understanding of living systems and of technology is essential.

A biomedical engineer can work in a variety of settings, depending on what they do. Some work in hospitals where therapy occurs, and others work in laboratories doing research. Still others work in manufacturing settings where they design biomedical engineering products. Additionally, these engineers also work in commercial offices where they make or support business decisions.

Biomedical engineers work with patients and in teams with other professionals. Thus, where and how they work are often determined by others’ specific needs. For example, a biomedical engineer who has developed a new device designed to help a person with a disability to walk again might have to spend hours in a hospital to determine whether the device works as planned. If the engineer finds a way to improve the device, the engineer might have to then return to the manufacturer to help alter the manufacturing process to improve the design.

Riphah International University‘s Biomedical Engineering is considered one the leading progammes in the country. At Riphah, we focus on the aspects of research and further development.