Order of Discussion Education Requirements Practicum Requirements Certification/License Requirements Average Salary Starting Salary Projected Job Growth Job Location References
Education Requirements At least a bachelors degree in engineering froma university or four-year college. Ideally the degree would be in biomedicalengineering, but some biomedical engineersstudied mechanical, electrical, or some otherrelated type of engineering. A masters degree is often preferred for manysenior-level roles, but there are jobs availableto college graduates after completing thebachelors degree.
Practicum RequirementsVaries on the universityUniversity of Virginia CommonwealthParticipating in:Medical rounds at the VCU MedicalCenter’s MCV HospitalsMedical research laboratories throughoutthe medical centerVirginia Biotechnology Research ParkMedical seminars, case studies andmedical laboratories.
Certification/LicenseRequirementsHospital Requirement “Clinical engineer” certification (CCE) administered bythe U.S. Board of Examiners for Certification in ClinicalEngineering and the Healthcare Technology CertificationCommission. “Biomedical equipment technician” certification (CBET)administered by the International CertificationCommission for Clinical Engineering and BiomedicalTechnology (affiliated with AAMI Advancement ofMedical Instrumentation).
ReferencesBIOMEDICAL ENGINEER TECHNOLOGIST CERTIFICATION. (n.d.). Retrievedfrom http://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/rpt/2012-R-0050.htmHome : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.(n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/PhD in Biomedical Engineering » Academics | Boston University. (n.d.).Retrieved from http://www.bu.edu/academics/eng/programs/biomedical-engineering/phd/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/VCU Bulletins :: Undergraduate study. (n.d.). Retrieved fromhttp://www.pubapps.vcu.edu/Bulletins/undergraduate/?did=20504