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
10.23.2017
Work on an NIH funded research project on imaging using novel ultrasound techniques, ultrasound tissue viscoelasticity estimation. Familiarity with medical ultrasound, signal and image processing, MATLAB programming, PhD in Electrical Engineering...
03.19.2018
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...
05.11.2018
A Biomedical Equipment Specialist 2 repairs, calibrates, maintains and performs preventative maintenance and makes purchasing recommendations on medical equipment used at Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health Systems. Biomedical...
09.18.2017
Candidates are expected to focus their research on ethical issues raised by translational research and integration of new medical technologies into patient care. Topic areas could include genetic research, DNA biobanking, emerging information...
05.05.2018
Description Role Purpose: SSM HealthCare has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Biomedical Equipment Technician within their Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) division of Oklahoma. SSM HealthCare is a growing health...
05.23.2018
We are looking for a motivated Biomedical Equipment Technician to add to our health system! For a career in the health care field, there is simply no better choice in Idaho than St. Lukes. We are the states largest private employer, with more...
05.23.2018
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...
05.23.2018
JOB SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Corporate Director of Biomedical Services is responsible for the overall operation of Biomedical Services for McLeod Health. McLeod Health is the region's destination for medical excellence. Our...
05.21.2018
Apply your excellent skills in a dynamic new setting. Help keep the operations of Carilion Clinic running smoothly and effectively so we can care for our patients expertly and compassionately. The strength of our award-winning system of...
05.11.2018
Full-time; 40 hours per week Under the general direction of the Director, Facility Services, and the daily direction of the Supervisor, Clinical Engineering, performs maintenance and repair of clinical, anesthesia and other electromechanical...
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...
05.17.2018
Exempt position. This position is responsible and accountable for regional and hub laboratory operations including fiscal management of operations, quality and service, environment of care and safety, and human resource management. The Director...
05.23.2018
The Stewart Lab within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking candidates for a Laboratory Technician Senior. Our research is clinically oriented and involves the identification and development of novel prognostic and...
05.23.2018
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 and technology...
02.13.2018
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, CNO, and Pathologist-in-Chief (Chair) or Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as appropriate, the incumbent supports all aspects of the administration and operation of the...
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  10. Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Boston, MA Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
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  11. DIRECTOR, BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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    Exempt position. This position is responsible and accountable for regional and hub laboratory operations including fiscal management of operations, quality and service, environment of care and safety, and human resource management. The Director...
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