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What is the difference between bioengineering and biomedical engineering?

OK so I am a senior in high school and I have always been interested in biology and I recently became very interested in engineering. So, I am looking to pursue a career that combines both. My question is what are the fundamental differences between bioengineering and biomedical engineering? What kind of work will I be doing with degrees in those fields? Which offers better job stability? Better salary? etc, etc.

Asked By: Daniel Y - 11/25/2007
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Biomedical engineering is an engineering that utilizes engineering concepts and principles into medical aspects. Biomedical engineers basically design, maintain and calibrate all the medical pieces of equipment that we see in the hospitals and medical centers. They do study biology but just for the sake of knowledge... More
Answered By: Dean B - 11/25/2007
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well from what i understand, the major difference is hinted by the word 'medical'. in biomedical your base degree could be like electrical engneering but you work for a company that designs pacemakers. another example of medical; your base degree could be mechanical engineering and you work for a company that designs... More
Answered By: neoga illinois - 11/25/2007
 
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