CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Biomedical Engineers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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 health management and care delivery systems. Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment.
 
Advise hospital administrators on the planning, acquisition, and use of medical equipment.
 
Advise and assist in the application of instrumentation in clinical environments.
 
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.
 
Design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
 
Conduct research, along with life scientists, chemists, and medical scientists, on the engineering aspects of the biological systems of humans and animals.
 
Teach biomedical engineering or disseminate knowledge about field through writing or consulting.
 
Design and deliver technology to assist people with disabilities.
 
Diagnose and interpret bioelectric data, using signal processing techniques.
 
Adapt or design computer hardware or software for medical science uses.
 
Analyze new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomes.
 
Develop new applications for energy sources, such as using nuclear power for biomedical implants.
 
Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment.
 
Keep documentation of service histories on all biomedical equipment.
 
Conduct training or in-services to educate clinicians and other personnel on proper use of equipment.
 
Write documents describing protocols, policies, standards for use, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment.
 
Manage team of engineers by creating schedules, tracking inventory, creating and using budgets, and overseeing contract obligations and deadlines.
 
Conduct preventative maintenance on equipment.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
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.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Technology Design Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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).
 
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.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ANSYS software Analytical or scientific software
 
Advanced computer simulation language ACSL Development environment software
 
BetaPLUS software Analytical or scientific software
 
Biomechanical modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
C Development environment software
 
C++ Object or component oriented development software
 
Cadence Allegro Design Entry software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Cadence Encounter Test Computer aided design CAD software
 
Calculating optimum maintenance parameters COMPARE software Analytical or scientific software
 
Calibration software Analytical or scientific software
 
Charting software Charting software
 
Circuit simulation software Analytical or scientific software
 
Common cause failure assessment software Analytical or scientific software
 
Computational fluid dynamics CFD software Analytical or scientific software
 
Computational modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
Computer aided design CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
 
Criticality analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
Defect tracking software Program testing software
 
Diagramming software Pattern design software
 
Dyadem FMEA Pro-6 Analytical or scientific software
 
Electromechanical testing analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
Electromyograph analysis software Medical software
 
Electronic design automation EDA software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Embedded systems testing software Analytical or scientific software
 
Equipment compliance testing software Compliance software
 
Extensible markup language XML Enterprise application integration software
 
Failure mode and effects analysis FMEA software Analytical or scientific software
 
Failure rate data in perspective FARADIP software Analytical or scientific software
 
Failure rate database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Fault modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
Fault tree analysis FTA software Analytical or scientific software
 
Finite element method FEM software Analytical or scientific software
 
Force platform software Analytical or scientific software
 
Force sensitive applications FSA software Analytical or scientific software
 
Fourier transform infrared FTIR software Analytical or scientific software
 
Functional modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
Gait analysis software Medical software
 
Hardware description language HDL Development environment software
 
Hierarchical simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis HSPICE Analytical or scientific software
 
Human modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
Hypertext markup language HTML Web platform development software
 
IBM Rational ClearCase Configuration management software
 
IBM Rational ClearQuest Development environment software
 
IBM Rational RequisitePro Requirements analysis and system architecture software
 
Image analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
Instrument control software Medical software
 
Instrument validation software Medical software
 
JavaScript Web platform development software
 
Laboratory information management system LIMS software Analytical or scientific software
 
Materials testing software Analytical or scientific software
 
Mathsoft Mathcad Computer aided design CAD software
 
Mean time between failures MBTF software Analytical or scientific software
 
Medical imaging software Medical software
 
Medical information software Medical software
 
Mento Graphics software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Project Project management software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Molecular simulation software Analytical or scientific software
 
Motion analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
National Instruments LabVIEW Development environment software
 
Neural network modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
Numerical analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
OrCAD Capture Computer aided design CAD software
 
PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire Computer aided design CAD software
 
Preventive maintenance software Analytical or scientific software
 
Project estimation software Project management software
 
Rapid application development RAD software Enterprise application integration software
 
Rapid prototyping software Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
 
Reliability centered maintenance RCM software Analytical or scientific software
 
Requirements management software Requirements analysis and system architecture software
 
Root cause analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
SNOINO RCM Pro Analytical or scientific software
 
SNOINO Ttree Analytical or scientific software
 
Schematic design entry software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis SPICE Analytical or scientific software
 
SolidWorks CAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Stochastic modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
Stratasys FDM MedModeler Analytical or scientific software
 
System testing software Program testing software
 
Systems analysis programs for hands on integrated reliability evaluation software SAPHIRE Analytical or scientific software
 
Test automation software Analytical or scientific software
 
The MathWorks MATLAB Analytical or scientific software
 
Three-dimensional motion capture software Analytical or scientific software
 
Unified modeling language UML Requirements analysis and system architecture software
 
Verilog Development environment software
 
ViewLogic software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Virtual instrument software Medical software
 
Wolfram Research Mathematica Analytical or scientific software
 
Zuken software Computer aided design CAD software
 
3T scanners Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
 
Accelerometers Accelerometers
 
Acoustic measurement systems Acoustic sensors
 
Acousto-optic modulators Modulators
 
Activity monitoring devices Physiological recorders
 
Anthropometers Thickness measuring devices
 
Arbitrary waveform generators Wave generators
 
Axial-torsional testing systems Physiological recorders
 
Bacteria-based biosensors Bacteria transformation kits
 
Basic stamp microcontrollers Microcontrollers
 
Bio-sensors Biometric identification equipment
 
Bio-signal amplifiers Amplifiers
 
Bio-signal simulators Frequency calibrator or simulator
 
Biomagnetic imaging scanners Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
 
Biomedical device electrical safety testers Electrometers
 
Bioreactors Tissue culture incubators
 
Biosafety cabinets HEPA filtered enclosures
 
Cardiovascular prosthetic device testers Fatigue testers
 
Centrifuges Benchtop centrifuges
 
Circuit analyzers Circuit tester
 
Cone-plate viscometers Viscosimeters
 
Defibrillator testing devices Cardiac pacemaker generators or implantable defibrillators or accessories
 
Deflectors Deflecting devices
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital sonomicrometers Sonometers
 
Dissolved oxygen polarographic measurement devices Dissolved oxygen meters
 
Dynamometers Dynamometers
 
Electrical particle detectors Proton spectrometers
 
Electrode bevelers pH electrodes
 
Electrode pullers pH electrodes
 
Electroencephalography EEG equipment Electroencephalography EEG units or accessories
 
Electromyographs Electromyography EMG units or accessories
 
Electroplating apparatus pH electrodes
 
Electrosurgery testing devices Electrometers
 
Endovascular stent-graft testing instruments Endoscope maintenance units or accessories
 
Environmental conditions measurement devices Pressure indicators
 
Eye tracking devices Camera based vision systems for automated data collection
 
Finger joint flexure testers Flexure or transverse testing machines
 
Flow control devices Flow injection analysis equipment
 
Fluorescence microscopes Fluorescent microscopes
 
Footswitch sensors Pressure indicators
 
Force platforms Pressure indicators
 
Fourier transform infrared FTIR spectrometers Infrared spectrometers
 
Frequency shifters Radio frequency RF switches
 
Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
 
Gas flow control systems Gas or vapour concentration measuring instruments
 
Glass micromolds Glass injection moldings
 
Grass stimulators Neuromuscular stimulators or kits
 
Grip dynamometers Pressure indicators
 
Hardness testing devices Hardness testers
 
High-speed digital cameras Digital cameras
 
Immuno-sensors Immunology or serology quality controls or calibrators or standards
 
Impact testers Impact testers
 
Incubator performance analyzers Electrometers
 
Incubators Forced air or mechanical convection general purpose incubators
 
Insole sensors Pressure indicators
 
Intravenous IV pump analyzers Electrometers
 
Isolators Isolators
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Laser ablation machines Laser cutting tools
 
Load sensors Electronic loads
 
Magnetic resonance imaging MRI systems Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
 
Maskless photolithography equipment Computed tomography CT or CAT radiotherapy simulators
 
Material fatigue and dynamics characterization devices Fatigue testers
 
Material tension/compression testing devices Compression testers
 
Medical radiation dosimeters Medical radiation dosimeters
 
Microcontrollers Microcontrollers
 
Microelectrodes pH electrodes
 
Microfluidic networks Microscopic structure estimation apparatus
 
Micromanipulation microrheology microscopes Transmission electron microscopes
 
Micromolding lithography equipment Plastic injection moldings
 
Microplate readers Microplate readers
 
Microplate washers Microplate washers
 
Microplating equipment Microplates
 
Micropumps Drug delivery systems or accessories
 
Microvalves Drug delivery systems or accessories
 
Milling machines Milling machines
 
Molecular cytosensors Hemacytometer sets
 
Molecular vacuum pumps Laboratory vacuum pumps
 
Motion actuators Electronic actuators
 
Multi-axis kinematic knee simulators Flexure or transverse testing machines
 
Multi-photon microscopes Scanning electron microscopes
 
Multimeters Multimeters
 
Nanoshells Medical computed tomography CT or CAT contrast agent injectors
 
Non-invasive blood pressure monitor analyzers Electrometers
 
Optical coherence tomography OCT scanners Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes
 
Optical particle detectors Spectrophotometers
 
Optical tomographic imaging scanners Medical computed tomography CT or CAT scanners or tubes
 
Optical traps Tweezers
 
Opto-electronic electrogoniometers Physiological recorders
 
Oscilloscopes Oscilloscopes
 
Pacemaker analyzers Cardiac pacemaker generators or implantable defibrillators or accessories
 
Pacemaker testing devices Cardiac pacemaker generators or implantable defibrillators or accessories
 
Patient monitoring testing devices Physiological recorders
 
Piezoelectric ceramic transducers Piezo electric crystals
 
Piezoelectric sensors Piezo electric crystals
 
Pinch gauges Pressure indicators
 
Plasma excitation chambers Inductively coupled plasma ICP spectrometers
 
Plastic injection molding machines Plastic injection molds
 
Polygraph recorders Physiological recorders
 
Polymer matrices Tissue culture coated plates or dishes or inserts
 
Polymer scaffolds Tissue culture coated plates or dishes or inserts
 
Polymerase chain reaction PCR equipment Rapid amplification or complementary deoxyribonucleic acid ends RACE technology products
 
Positron emission tomography PET scanners Medical positron emission tomography PET units
 
Posturographic measurement systems Pressure indicators
 
Pressure and temperature measurement devices Electrometers
 
Pressure sensors Pressure sensors
 
Pressure transducers Electro pneumatic transducers
 
Prosthetic limb testers Tension testers
 
Pulsating bubble surfactometers PBS Surface tension measuring instruments
 
Pulse oximeters Pulse oximeter units
 
Quantum-based switching applications Q-switch electron waveguides Q Meters
 
Radiation compliance testing devices Medical radiation dosimeters
 
Radio frequency amplifiers Amplifiers
 
Rapid toxicity testing systems Bacteria transformation kits
 
Scanning probe microscopes SPM Scanning probe microscopes
 
Servopneumatic actuators Pneumatic actuators
 
Servopneumatic axial test instruments Fatigue testers
 
Single photon emission computed tomography SPECT scanners Medical single photon emission computed tomography SPECT units
 
Skinfold calipers Skinfold calipers
 
Soft materials in-vitro simulation system Tissue culture apparatus
 
Spectrofluorimeters Spectrofluorimeters or fluorimeters
 
Spinal disk implant wear testers Wear testers
 
Spine simulators Flexure or transverse testing machines
 
Spirometers Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies
 
Sterilization-in-place equipment Sterilization sets
 
Strain gauge conditioners Force or torque sensors
 
Strain gauges Strain gauges
 
Sublimation printers Dye sublimination printers
 
Superconducting quantum interference devices SQUID Magnetometers
 
Torsiometers Physiological recorders
 
Treadmills Treadmills
 
Two-point discriminators Physiological recorders
 
Ultra high speed magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanner machines Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
 
Ultrasonic testing apparatus Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use
 
Ultrasound imaging scanners Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use
 
Ultrasound indention probes Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo probes
 
Ultrasound transducers Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo transducers or accessories
 
Ultrasound wattmeters Wattmeters
 
Ventilator performance analyzers Electrometers
 
X ray lithography equipment X ray and fluoroscopy RF radiotherapy planning simulators
 
X ray machines Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Bio-Mechanical Engineer
Biochemical Engineer
Biomaterials Engineer
Biomechanical Engineer
Biomedical Electronics Technician
Biomedical Engineer
Biomedical Engineering Director
Biomedical Engineering Supervisor
Biomedical Engineering Technician
Biomedical Engineering Technologist
Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
Biomedical Field Service Engineer
Biomedical Imaging Center Director
Biomedical Manager
Biomedical Scientist
Biomedical Technician
Bioprocess Engineer
Certified Orthotist
Certified Prosthetist
Clinical Engineer
Clinical Engineering Director
Dialysis Engineer
Genetic Engineer
Imaging Engineer
Medical Engineer
Nanotechnologist
Orthopedic Designer
Product Development Engineer
Professor
Project Engineer
Research Engineer
Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Engineering
Benchmark Title: Biomedical Engineers
 
 
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