Biomedical Engineer Skills

Biomedical Engineer Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

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Biomedical engineers design and build solutions to problems that exist in biology and medicine. Their goal is to improve the quality and effectiveness of patient care. They design equipment, explore new procedures, and use software to simulate new test drugs. 

A Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering is required for employment. Additional education, coursework, and research experience are a plus, and often required for advanced employment or teaching.


Biomedical engineers must be able to analyze complex medical and technical documents, and have strong communication and technical writing skills.  

Here's a list of biomedical engineer skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Biomedical Engineer Skills

A - G

  • Analyze and Design Solutions to Solve Problems in Biology and Medicine
  • Analyze Test Results
  • Communicate Complex Technical and Medical Jargon to Various Backgrounds
  • Conduct Research Needed to Solve Clinical Problems
  • Create Testing Procedures
  • Develop Materials Needed for the Replacement of Body Parts
  • Develop Training Materials for External Customers and Users
  • Evaluate the Safety, Efficiency, and Effectiveness of Biomedical Equipment
  • Excellent Communication
  • Experience Leading Integrated Process and Development Teams

    H - M

    • Install, Maintain, and Repair Biomedical Equipment
    • Keen Attention to Detail
    • Knowledgeable of Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Lead in the Development of Medical Supplies and Products
    • Manage and Lead Lab Activities Related to New Product Development

    N - S

    • Partner With Industry Leaders for the Publication of Research Findings
    • Present Research at Scientific Conferences and Meetings
    • Prioritize Tasks in a Timely Manner
    • Proven Track Record of Generating and Documenting Intellectual Property
    • Provide Detailed Project Timelines and Requirements
    • Quality Assurance
    • Research and Plan the Acquisition of New and Emerging Medical Technologies
    • Run Computer Simulations to Test New Drug Therapies
    • Strong Technical Writer 
    • Strong Working Knowledge of Chemical Composition, Structures, and Properties

    T - Z

    • Team Player
    • Testing and CAD Experience
    • Train Clinicians on How to Properly Use Equipment
    • Use Scientific Methods and Reasons to Identify and Solve Problems
    • Work Efficiently in a Quiet, Research Based Environment
    • Work With Scientists and Chemists to Research Engineering Aspects of Humans and Animals
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