STEAM Career of the Week – Biomedical Engineer

Van Phillips, inventor of Flex-Foot

Biomedical Engineer

Job Description:  Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products (artificial organs, prostheses, medical information systems, and health management systems)

Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s

Possible Job Titles:  Biomedical Technician, Biomedical Engineer, Research Engineer, Professor, Clinical Engineer

Possible Employers:  private industry, government, military, academia

Famous Biomedical Engineers:  Yuan-Cheng Fung (advanced tissue engineering), Van Phillips (invented Flex-Foot), John Heysham Gibbon (invented the heart-lung machine)