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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER: Medical Simulations And Video Games

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Fernando, a biomedical engineer, works at the National University of Mexico simulation center where he develops health technology for teaching and for hospitals. His job entails working with mannequins that simulate patients and checking that they are in correct and optimum conditions. He loves this work because he essentially gets to play with video games for a living.

Degree: Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Job Title: Biomedical Engineer
Employer: National University of Mexico

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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$50,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
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50 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
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Office, Travel, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Home
Personal qualities
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Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Mathematical skills

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m='23790'>field</span> <span m='24100'>of</span> <span m='24410'>opportunities.</span> <span m='26560'>I</span> <span m='26680'>work</span> <span m='27020'>in</span> <span m='28020'>the</span> <span m='28280'>National</span> <span m='28780'>University</span> <span m='29460'>of</span> <span m='29540'>Mexico</span> <span m='31120'>in</span> <span m='31250'>a</span> <span m='31290'>simulation</span> <span m='31940'>center.</span> </p><p><span m='32630'>So</span> <span m='33060'>what</span> <span m='33320'>my</span> <span m='34210'>day-to-day</span> <span m='35550'>activities</span> <span m='36030'>will</span> <span m='36230'>be,</span> <span m='36500'>its</span> <span m='37510'>check</span> <span m='38250'>all</span> <span m='38420'>the</span> <span m='38530'>equipment.</span> <span m='39890'>See</span> <span m='40320'>if</span> <span m='40490'>it</span> <span m='40550'>all</span> <span m='40770'>the</span> <span m='40890'>equipment</span> <span m='41390'>is</span> <span m='41580'>in</span> <span m='41690'>the</span> <span m='41990'>correct</span> <span m='42590'>and</span> <span m='43880'>optimum</span> <span m='44780'>conditions</span> <span m='45430'>for</span> <span m='45720'>the</span> <span m='45880'>students</span> <span m='46330'>to</span> <span m='46440'>work.</span> <span m='47190'>What</span> <span m='47380'>I</span> <span m='47450'>do</span> <span m='47760'>is</span> <span m='47920'>I</span> <span m='48800'>play</span> <span m='49260'>a</span> <span m='49330'>lot</span> <span m='49590'>with</span> <span m='49850'>mannequins</span> <span m='50725'>that</span> <span m='51300'>simulate</span> <span m='52560'>real</span> <span m='52810'>patients.</span> <span m='53430'>And</span> <span m='53640'>I</span> <span m='53710'>have</span> <span m='54450'>the</span> <span m='54560'>opportunity</span> <span m='55170'>to</span> <span m='55310'>have</span> <span m='55560'>like</span> <span m='56090'>the</span> <span m='56200'>most</span> <span m='56620'>awesome</span> <span m='56970'>video</span> <span m='57190'>games,</span> <span m='57690'>which</span> <span m='57820'>are</span> <span m='58240'>virtual</span> <span m='59560'>simulators,</span> <span m='60870'>which</span> <span m='61210'>are</span> <span m='61570'>used</span> <span m='61970'>by</span> <span m='62730'>specialist</span> <span m='64220'>medics</span> <span m='64769'>in</span> <span m='64890'>the</span> <span m='65080'>field.</span> <span m='68500'>Instead</span> <span m='68850'>of</span> <span m='68950'>using</span> <span m='69280'>controllers</span> <span m='70690'>or</span> <span m='71020'>joysticks</span> <span m='71580'>or</span> <span m='71660'>whatever,</span> <span m='72170'>we</span> <span m='72860'>use</span> <span m='74340'>simulated</span> <span m='78330'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='79640'>equipment.</span> <span m='80560'>So</span> <span m='81380'>I</span> <span m='82000'>have</span> <span m='82210'>to</span> <span m='82320'>say,</span> <span m='82480'>it's</span> <span m='83020'>a</span> <span m='83070'>really</span> <span m='83740'>cool</span> <span m='83980'>job</span> <span m='85010'>to</span> <span m='85140'>be</span> <span m='85710'>playing</span> <span m='85970'>with</span> <span m='86880'>real</span> <span m='87120'>expensive</span> <span m='87960'>toys.</span> </p><p><span m='89030'>I</span> <span m='89450'>was</span> <span m='89630'>really</span> <span m='89840'>lucky</span> <span m='90500'>to</span> <span m='90740'>meet</span> <span m='91070'>the</span> <span m='91170'>right</span> <span m='91490'>people.</span> <span m='92860'>I</span> <span m='92990'>have</span> <span m='93190'>close</span> <span m='93580'>friends</span> <span m='93940'>who</span> <span m='94390'>actually</span> <span m='94800'>told</span> <span m='95050'>me</span> <span m='95140'>about</span> <span m='95500'>this</span> <span m='96900'>major.</span> <span m='99880'>How</span> <span m='100190'>I</span> <span m='100290'>got</span> <span m='100570'>here?</span> <span m='101250'>Well,</span> <span m='101560'>here,</span> <span m='102840'>it</span> <span m='102900'>was</span> <span m='103110'>kind</span> <span m='103320'>of</span> <span m='103470'>a</span> <span m='104150'>really</span> <span m='104470'>fast</span> <span m='104880'>and</span> <span m='106430'>lucky</span> <span m='106900'>story.</span> <span m='107820'>I</span> <span m='107900'>just</span> <span m='108180'>graduated,</span> <span m='108800'>actually,</span> <span m='109730'>last</span> <span m='110020'>year</span> <span m='110210'>from</span> <span m='112384'>this</span> <span m='113820'>major.</span> <span m='114520'>And</span> <span m='116120'>I</span> <span m='116200'>had</span> <span m='116380'>the opportunity--</span> <span m='116800'>well,</span> <span m='117250'>because</span> <span m='117670'>we</span> <span m='117860'>are</span> <span m='118510'>kick-starting</span> <span m='120320'>the</span> <span m='120470'>simulation</span> <span m='121080'>center,</span> <span m='122370'>the</span> <span m='122690'>people</span> <span m='123100'>who</span> <span m='123240'>actually</span> <span m='123580'>got</span> <span m='123770'>in</span> <span m='123900'>contact</span> <span m='124610'>with</span> <span m='124850'>us</span> <span m='126070'>who</span> <span m='126210'>sell</span> <span m='126610'>us</span> <span m='126830'>all</span> <span m='127060'>this</span> <span m='127650'>equipment</span> <span m='128070'>and</span> <span m='128340'>technologies,</span> <span m='129330'>they</span> <span m='129530'>actually</span> <span m='130280'>suggested</span> <span m='130979'>that</span> <span m='131740'>we</span> <span m='132220'>could</span> <span m='132500'>come</span> <span m='132750'>here</span> <span m='133090'>to</span> <span m='133300'>learn</span> <span m='133710'>more</span> <span m='133920'>about</span> <span m='134210'>the</span> <span m='134290'>system</span> <span m='134570'>and the</span> <span m='134850'>equipment.</span> <span m='136120'>So</span> <span m='136360'>yeah,</span> <span m='136620'>that's</span> <span m='137210'>how--</span> <span m='137610'>it</span> <span m='137700'>was</span> <span m='137890'>all</span> <span m='139510'>pure</span> <span m='139650'>luck.</span> </p><p><span m='141010'>If</span> <span m='141170'>I</span> <span m='141230'>had</span> <span m='141420'>a</span> <span m='141530'>chance</span> <span m='141960'>to</span> <span m='142090'>talk</span> <span m='142450'>to</span> <span m='142590'>my</span> <span m='143250'>younger</span> <span m='143920'>version</span> <span m='144340'>or</span> <span m='144580'>my</span> <span m='144850'>younger</span> <span m='145160'>me</span> <span m='146380'>10</span> <span m='146590'>years</span> <span m='146820'>ago,</span> <span m='147630'>I</span> <span m='147790'>would</span> <span m='148050'>actually--</span> <span m='149350'>I</span> <span m='149420'>would</span> <span m='149610'>say,</span> <span m='152430'>be</span> <span m='152770'>open</span> <span m='153180'>to</span> <span m='153370'>any</span> <span m='153520'>possibilities.</span> <span m='156800'>Don't</span> <span m='157040'>just--</span> <span m='157490'>OK.</span> <span m='158980'>Your</span> <span m='159090'>heart,</span> <span m='159450'>your</span> <span m='159610'>dreams</span> <span m='160040'>are</span> <span m='160180'>really</span> <span m='160380'>important,</span> <span m='160890'>but</span> <span m='162200'>there</span> <span m='162380'>are</span> <span m='162460'>so</span> <span m='162700'>many</span> <span m='162950'>other</span> <span m='163170'>things</span> <span m='163560'>that</span> <span m='164570'>you</span> <span m='164670'>may</span> <span m='164880'>have</span> <span m='165910'>not</span> <span m='166150'>even</span> <span m='166350'>the</span> <span m='167560'>slightest</span> <span m='167990'>idea</span> <span m='168290'>that</span> <span m='168630'>exist.</span> <span m='169690'>So</span> <span m='171170'>be</span> <span m='171350'>open</span> <span m='171650'>to any</span> <span m='171920'>possibilities.</span> <span m='176600'>Try</span> <span m='176730'>to</span> <span m='176870'>learn</span> <span m='177120'>more.</span> </p><p><span m='179430'>Right</span> <span m='179620'>now,</span> <span m='179790'>the</span> <span m='180040'>internet</span> <span m='180460'>is</span> <span m='180610'>not</span> <span m='180800'>just</span> <span m='181130'>about</span> <span m='181870'>YouTube</span> <span m='182420'>and</span> <span m='182770'>Twitter</span> <span m='183260'>and</span> <span m='184170'>9GAG</span> <span m='184660'>or</span> <span m='184800'>whatever.</span> <span m='186930'>There's</span> <span m='187610'>a</span> <span m='187670'>lot</span> <span m='187890'>more</span> <span m='188160'>to</span> <span m='188830'>the</span> <span m='191110'>small</span> <span m='191600'>channel</span> <span m='192020'>of</span> <span m='192440'>the</span> <span m='193480'>common</span> <span m='193910'>media</span> <span m='194680'>or</span> <span m='195040'>the</span> <span m='195280'>really</span> <span m='195670'>popular</span> <span m='196240'>media.</span> <span m='197900'>There</span> <span m='198090'>are a</span> <span m='198160'>lot</span> <span m='198340'>of</span> <span m='199120'>really</span> <span m='199400'>cool</span> <span m='199740'>spaces</span> <span m='200150'>on</span> <span m='200280'>the</span> <span m='200410'>internet,</span> <span m='200675'>and</span> <span m='200940'>you</span> <span m='201050'>can</span> <span m='202150'>learn</span> <span m='202540'>from</span> <span m='202750'>them.</span> <span m='203040'>And</span> <span m='203140'>it's</span> <span m='203360'>not</span> <span m='203590'>just</span> <span m='205170'>fun.</span> <span m='206570'>It's</span> <span m='206950'>also</span> <span m='207230'>interesting.</span> <span m='207740'>It's</span> <span m='208170'>just</span> <span m='208440'>about</span> <span m='209090'>opening</span> <span m='210130'>for</span> <span m='210730'>new</span> <span m='211440'>knowledge.</span> <span m='212630'>And</span> <span m='212790'>it</span> <span m='213040'>may</span> <span m='213280'>sound</span> <span m='213710'>a</span> <span m='213770'>little</span> <span m='213930'>bit</span> <span m='214060'>boring,</span> <span m='214360'>but</span> <span m='215580'>at</span> <span m='216070'>the</span> <span m='216210'>end,</span> <span m='216420'>it</span> <span m='216660'>can</span> <span m='216900'>be</span> <span m='217720'>quite</span> <span m='217970'>an</span> <span m='218130'>interesting</span> <span m='218950'>way</span> <span m='219170'>of</span> <span m='219270'>living.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255757,"video_id":"2698992224001","name":"69510213","duration":220970,"thumbnail_url":null}});