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Peng is currently a PhD student studying BioMath Engineering. Peng goes into detail about what he wished he knew before starting his career, which is ultimately knowing what helps people improve their lives.

Job Title: BioMath Engineering PhD Student

Job Summary: Biomedical Engineers

Job Description

Biomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$50,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
50 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Mathematical skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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