Remote Health Care Engineers


Overview

Remote Health Care Engineers

Introduction

Remote health care engineers are specialized biomedical engineers who design and develop medical devices, software, and systems that are used in telemedicine and telehealth. Telemedicine is a form of health care in which physicians and other health care professionals use technology to provide remote clinical services to patients. It can be used in chronic disease management, for medication management, for the sharing of medical information, as an additional health care tool during disaster relief efforts, and in other ways. HealthIT...

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Median Salary

$91,410

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Internship, volunteering, or a part-time job


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Skills

Computer


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Personality Traits

Technical

Earnings

Biomedical engineers had a median yearly income of $91,410 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). At the low end of the pay scale, 10 percent earned less than $55,280 per year, and at the high end, 10 percent earned more than $148,210 annually. Salaries vary by employment specialty. The DOL reports the following mean annual earnings for biomedical engineers by specialty:

Work Environment

Remote health care engineers work in research facilities, manufacturing plants, design labs, and office settings. They work a standard 9-to-5 workweek, although they may need to occasionally work at night and on weekends to meet project deadlines. Some remote health care engineers travel to hospitals and other health care facilities to test and troubleshoot technology and educate medical profes...

Outlook

Employment for biomedical engineers will grow faster than the average for all careers from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL predicts that biomedical engineers “likely will see employment growth because of increasing possibilities brought by new technologies and increasing applications to medical equipment and devices.”

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