How to get a job after biomedical graduation?

Biomedical Engineering(BME) is the most corporate and well designed industry and has lots of opportunities around the globe.  In today’s world if a Multinational Company (MNC) don’t have a BME domain, then they are lagging something seriously. Working as a biomedical professional is a remarkably rewarding career. And these biomedical professionals are in high demand and there are lots of jobs out there waiting for you. But to get your foot in the door you require to do a lot of hard work and it is a very time consuming process too.

 Job description

As biomedical is one of the rewarding field in science stream there are many job options after biomedical and they are:

  • Lecturer
  • Consultant
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Food processing
  • Researcher
  • Patent agent
  • Biophysicist
  • Food scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Biomedical content developer

 biomedical careerWhat do biomedical engineers do?

  • Design systems and products, such as artificial internal organs, artificial devices that replace body parts, and machines for diagnosing medical problems
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  • Liaising with technicians and manufacturer to ensure the feasibility of a product in terms of design and economic validity.
  • Conducting research to solve clinical problems using a variety of means to assemble the necessary information, including questionnaires, interviews and group conferences.
  • Arranging clinical trials of medical products.
  • Testing and maintaining clinical equipments.
  • keeping upto date with new developments in the field, nationally and internationally.
  • Training technical or clinical staff.

 What is the qualifications and training required to make a career in biomedical?

To become a biomedical engineer a good honours degree in physics, biomedical/applied science, computation, mathematics, life/medical science or engineering (particularly mechanical or chemical) is required. Postgraduate qualifications can be beneficial – particularly for non-engineering graduates. Prior relevant experience, while not essential, can be helpful – some employers offer final year project work, sponsorship, vacation work and ‘year out’ placements which can provide a useful insight into the profession. Research work, hospital placements and/or biomedical experience can also be useful.

 What are the skills and qualities required to make a career in biomedical?

To make a career biomedical you must have:

  • a high level of ability and interest in science and computing
  • an interest in medicine and the development of new treatments.
  • the ability to concentrate for long periods
  • a good level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • an enquiring mind and good problem solving skills.
  • empathy and understanding of work.

 How to apply to get a job?

Make a list of companies you want to apply for and start your search online. Go to company’s website and look for the vacancies. You can even get the contact of the relevant person and can directly call him and calling the concerned person is always beneficial before you apply for it. And immediately after applying for the job start doing your homework and start your hard work in order to fetch the job. It is really important to tailor your resume as per the requirements of the company, polish your technical as well as non technical skills etc.

 Resume- Main component of whole interview process

Resumes are the reflection of ones personality and they play a very important role at the time of interview. In a job interview, you need not know about everything in this world, you just need to know about the piece of paper that is your resume which you have submitted. Don’t send the resume blindly to any company as edit it according to the position before applying. Resume must contain a cover letter always in which it must be mentioned in brief for what position you are applying for and why are you suitable for particular position. Always remember to add the desired keyword as per the requirement of the company in your resume.

There are special scanning software for short listing resumes so as more number of keyword matches the software gives a particular score to the resume and then according to the score the resumes get short listed. So you have to use some specific keyword which is very relevant to the job profile.

 What happens in a biomedical engineering interview?

Biomedical interview process: Ask for coming in, wish the interviewer, start with general introduction, CGPA marks, training, final year project and any experience during course of study will be an addition. At the time of interview try to explain everything with examples and confident and make sure that you are able to justify everything written in your resume. Be honest and and if he asks you to show your technical skills then go for it without any hesitation. Also before going for an interview do your homework and learn about the company as it leaves a good impression on the interviewer when you already know what his company is all about.