Biomedical and Laboratory Practice - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Biomedical and Laboratory Practice

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Job Description

 

Biomedical and Laboratory Practice is an umbrella term referring to public health professionals in many areas of study.  

They are required to use lab techniques in order to diagnose and treat diseases. Lab techniques are also used to examine specific conditions and variables that affect the status of an individual's, community's, or nation's health.

Public health professions in this category include: 

  • Biochemists

  • Molecular biologists

  • Biophysicists

  • Cell biologists

  • Cytopathologists

  • Computational biologists

  • Bioinformaticists

  • Developmental biologists

  • Epidemiologists

  • Geneticists

  • Haematologists

  • Blood Transfusionists

  • Histopathologists

  • Immunologists

  • Microbiologists

  • Neuroscientists

  • Oncologists

  • Pathologists

  • Pharmacologists

  • Virologists  

Like any other public health professional, the objective is to prevent disease and promote healthier lifestyles.

Depending on individual preference for specific fields, one can become a biomedical scientist in practically any aspect of health care or laboratory research.

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Responsibilities

 

In this field, public health professionals are tasked with protecting the public from harmful diseases or addictive substances.

Many spend their time researching, developing, and implementing campaigns to spread awareness and promote healthier lifestyles.

Biomedical scientists are also responsible for studying bacterium and how they affect the human body, using lab techniques for diagnosing and treating illnesses, preventing and controlling viruses and diseases, and monitor microorganisms.

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Skills

 

Public health is a highly diverse field and practically any skill can be said to be beneficial. However, most notably, after mastery of a chosen specialization, is the ability to coordinate and work as part of a team or community of professionals.

Additionally, highly developed communication skills will benefit anyone pursuing biomedical and laboratory science looking to develop public campaigns, along with intuitive problem-solving and time management skills.

Developing these skills earlier can lead to overall better performance well before entering the field as well.

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Working Conditions

 

These public health professionals work primarily in laboratories, in both the public and private sectors, in a collaborative effort to find solutions to some of the largest problems facing human health.

Biomedical scientists may also work with patients from time to time, but much less so than other medical professionals as they are often restricted from congregating with the public whatsoever.

Hours can be long with this position, depending on the project or task at hand. Some overnight shifts are possible, but rarely the norm.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical scientists were employed by the following industries: 

Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences

34%

Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state 21%
General medical and surgical hospitals; private 10%
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 8%
Offices of physicians 4%


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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
10.18.2017
Under general supervision, tests, calibrates, repairs, fabricates, modifies and maintains electronic/electro-mechanical equipment of moderate complexity. The equipment is varied and frequently non-related as well as being located in multiple and...
10.18.2017
Responsible for customer relationship management through the effective use of technical knowledge to install, service and maintain biomedical equipment. This is accomplished through individual efforts and the efforts of the service team. May be...
10.18.2017
Responsible for customer relationship management through the effective use of technical knowledge to install, service and maintain biomedical equipment. This is accomplished through individual efforts and the efforts of the service team. May be...
10.18.2017
Manages clinical engineering and biomedical service activities within the healthcare system, manages interdisciplinary projects, implements standard solutions or creates unique solutions to system issues as they arise. Creates policy and manages...
10.12.2017
Associates Degree Valid driver's license Summary: Protects the patients and staff by providing service support and by managing the risks of medical equipment and associated systems. Conducts performance assessments, safety inspections and...
10.18.2017
Position Summary Pay Scale: Min: $21.21, Mid: $26.85 Max: $32.49 Under general supervision, tests, maintains and repairs clinical engineering equipment. Participates in medical equipment and systems technology planning, purchase evaluations...
09.22.2017
Responsible for the installation, inspection, maintenance/repair, calibration, modification, and design of biomedical equipment and support systems within the hospital. Performs specialized duties and roles while adhering to medical standard...
09.20.2017
Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Biomedical Informatics Core area and all projects by transforming and strengthening informatics technologies to support research. Responsible for ensuring the developing of new informatics technologies...
09.25.2017
This position provides technical leadership for the Biomedical Informatics Core area by transforming and strengthening informatics technologies to support research. Responsible for ensuring the developing of new informatics technologies including...
10.18.2017
Responds to service calls to evaluate, diagnose, perform repair/planned maintenance (PM) on progressively complex customers biomedical equipment and integrated systems, and drives customer satisfaction through Service Excellence. Essential...
10.18.2017
Responds to service calls to evaluate, diagnose, perform repair/planned maintenance (PM) on progressively complex clinical/biomedical equipment, and drives Service Excellence. Essential Responsibilities: Perform planned maintenance (PM),...
02.16.2016
Position is for internal applicants only. This position will direct the Biomedical Science Program (BSP), with functions and responsibilities similar to those normally associated with director of graduate studies positions in basic departments...
10.03.2017
Department: Health Technology Management A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: This Biomedical Technology, student internship will provide experience with Biomedical Laboratory and Optical Equipment maintenance and management. Eligible...
10.18.2017
Responds to service calls to evaluate, diagnose, and perform repair and planned maintenance (PM) on complex customers biomedical equipment. Drives customer satisfaction through Service Excellence. Interfaces with customer department management,...
10.03.2017
Department: Heathcare Technology Management A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: Seeking candidates to fill a Biomedical Technician - Imaging vacancy within the Health Technology Department. This position is for the X-Ray Equipment...
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  9. Mgr/Biomedical Informatics Job Memphis, TN Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
    This position provides technical leadership for the Biomedical Informatics Core area by transforming and strengthening informatics technologies to support research. Responsible for ensuring the developing of new informatics technologies including...
  10. Biomedical Technician 2 Oklahoma City, OK OU Medical Center
    Responds to service calls to evaluate, diagnose, perform repair/planned maintenance (PM) on progressively complex customers biomedical equipment and integrated systems, and drives customer satisfaction through Service Excellence. Essential...
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    Department: Health Technology Management A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: This Biomedical Technology, student internship will provide experience with Biomedical Laboratory and Optical Equipment maintenance and management. Eligible...
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