Is Death By Medical Error Worthy of Biomedical Engineering Research?

Death by medical error (DME) is an issue which originally was reported to claim 98,000 lives per year in 1999. DME has recently been reported to likely be closer to 200,000 deaths per year in 2009.  The challenge is daunting as it is the result of multiple factors many of which are result of human … Continue reading Is Death By Medical Error Worthy of Biomedical Engineering Research?

Mississippi:List of Pharma Companies Which May Potentially Employ Biomedical Engineers and Technologists

An engineer with genomics, tissue and chemistry heavy background may be able to find a position in one of these firms which are registered as manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.   The manufacturers on this list may have changed their location since the it was last updated but should be no more than a year out of date.  … Continue reading Mississippi:List of Pharma Companies Which May Potentially Employ Biomedical Engineers and Technologists

The Number of BMET Graduating in 2007 vs. Job Projections

I created the following table from degree completion data at the NCES website.  It is important to know the number of BMET graduates because there has been a consistent issue in the past few years of a shortage of qualified BMET's seeking industry jobs in their field.  The number of graduates holding that degree in … Continue reading The Number of BMET Graduating in 2007 vs. Job Projections

The Difference Between a Biomedical Engineer and a BMET

In the academic world there are Biomedical Engineers and Bioengineers graduating from the engineering curricula and Biomedical Electronic Technicians and Biomedical Engineering Technologists graduating from the engineering technology curricula.  The Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering curricula focus on the more complex theoretical aspects of engineering and its application to biology and medicine.  They typically are prepare engineers … Continue reading The Difference Between a Biomedical Engineer and a BMET

Number of BMET Graduating into Job Market in 2006

I created the following table from degree completion data at the NCES website.  It is important to know the number of BMET graduates because there has been a consistent issue in the past few years of a shortage of qualified BMET's seeking industry jobs in their field.  The number of graduates holding that degree in … Continue reading Number of BMET Graduating into Job Market in 2006