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Employment Outlook and Motivation for Career Preparation

  • John D. Enderle
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

Bioengineering has emerged as a professional discipline largely in answer to the increasing dependence of modern health care on complex diagnostic, screening, monitoring, prosthetics, surgical instrumentation, and biotechnology. Bioengineering education first evolved as a bridge discipline that united engineering expertise with medical or biological science. Today, bioengineering education integrates engineering and life sciences [1].

A vast number of bioengineering specialties have arisen, ranging from theoretical, non-experimental undertakings to state-of-the-art applications, and can encompass research, development, implementation, operations, and management. Bioengineers may be involved in the design and development of a broad spectrum of medical and biological products, cutting-edge research at the molecular or systems level, computer modeling, or telecommunications.

Bioengineers are employed in hospitals, industry, government, universities, and medical schools, and are essential...

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Medical Device Diagnostic Device Clinical Engineer Employment Outlook Bioengineering Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. Enderle
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  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of EngineeringUniversity of Connecticut, StorrsUSA

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