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
08.18.2017
The Laboratory/Biomedical Service Technician is responsible for the service of laboratory and medical equipment. This role ensures safety as related to medical equipment and its use to include; acceptance inspection for new equipment, safety...
07.29.2017
Department: Health Sciences Research Specialty: Research A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and organized applicant for a postdoctoral researcher position in Biomedical Informatics at...
08.18.2017
The Biomedical Equipment Technician repairs and maintains equipment including electronic circuitry. This position is responsible for maintaining inventory of spare parts, test equipment and tools. The Biomedical Equipment Technician also...
08.21.2017
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...
08.21.2017
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...
07.28.2017
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...
08.21.2017
Under general supervision tests, calibrates, repairs, fabricates, modifies and maintains complex electronic/electro-mechanical equipment systems. The equipment systems are varied and frequently non-related as well as being located in multiple and...
08.21.2017
The Imaging Specialist functions as part of the Biomedical Engineering team providing medical equipment and technology maintenance services for New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The majority of this job is hands-on equipment preventive and...
07.25.2017
Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work. Performs electrical safety testing and quality assurance inspections for all general medical devices. Must be able to understand and demonstrate required troubleshooting...
08.18.2017
The BMET II position is responsible for maintaining and repairing general and more advanced biomedical equipment throughout TCH Enterprise. Is expected to work independently and perform complex troubleshooting and repairs on designated equipment...
08.08.2017
Associates Degree Valid driver's license Are you interested in positions located in Fort Wayne, IN? Summary: Protects the patients and staff by providing service support and by managing the risks of medical equipment and associated systems....
08.21.2017
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...
07.22.2017
Department: Biomedical Ethics Research Program Specialty: Research A Life-Changing Career Position Summary: Mayo Clinic is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position in biomedical ethics. The specific job category (research fellow,...
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...
08.21.2017
Were a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We dont believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique...
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    The Laboratory/Biomedical Service Technician is responsible for the service of laboratory and medical equipment. This role ensures safety as related to medical equipment and its use to include; acceptance inspection for new equipment, safety...
  2. Research Fellow - Biomedical Informatics Job Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic - Rochester
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  4. BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECH Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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  5. BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECH Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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    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...
  7. BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECH SR Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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  8. Imaging Specialist - BioMedical Engineering Wilmington, NC New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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  10. BioMedical Technologist II - Liberty Cincinnati, OH The Christ Hospital Health Network
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  12. Biomedical Electronics Technician Ames, IA Mary Greeley Medical Center
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  13. Research Fellow / Research Associate - Biomedical Ethics Job Rochester, MN Mayo Clinic - Rochester
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  14. DIRECTOR, BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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