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Biomedical Engineers
(SOC Code : 17-2031)
in Riverside County

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and heath management and care delivery systems.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Riverside County is part of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA, which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA20131st Qtr$49.54$38.89$49.22$60.41
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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA2010 - 20201302209069.212
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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Riverside County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 9832.9%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 925.6%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 15822.4%
Colleges and Universities 937.4%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 342.0%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 531.7%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
Teach biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about field through writing or consulting.
Research new materials to be used for products, such as implanted artificial organs.
Develop models or computer simulations of human biobehavioral systems to obtain data for measuring or controlling life processes.
Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
Design and deliver technology to assist people with disabilities.
Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
Manage team of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Biochemical Engineers; Bioengineers; Clinical Engineers; Medical Engineers
 
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