What/who inspired you to get into this field?
I chose biomedical engineering because I knew I enjoyed math and science, and also really wanted to help others. This degree allows me to use my technical skills to improve or even save others’ lives.
What classes would you recommend for this field (high school and college)?
In high school, take biology, physics and advanced math courses like calculus and differential equations. In college, in addition to courses listed as biomedical engineering curriculum, look for electives that focus on learning how to consider several points of view.
What are some other companies that employ graduates in this field?
Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer, Biomet, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, Bard Medical, St. Jude Medical and many more.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I absolutely love my job because I am able to see the effect my work has on the business of the company as a whole. It is exciting to be surrounded by individuals who want to collectively make a positive impact on the patients who use our products. This desire to improve the lives of others is consistently shown, from the engineers who design the products to the medical education folks who train the surgeons to those who send our products to the hospitals.