I'm a very low level Dental Engineer. The field is remarkable, there are bizarre discoveries all the time that keep things interesting. The low point of the field is that the basic repair work that takes up alot of my time is quite boring.
I would recommend this career if you are technologically savvy.
You should know that the dental field is huge monetarily.
Would recommend this career to anyone who is mathematically oriented and has an interest in biology / physiology.
1) For undergraduate degree, consider a program with the most hands on training as possible.
2) For graduate degree, instead consider a broad engineering undergraduate degre, and then medical school.
3) Technology and scientifc advances change rapidly, so work constantly to keep your knowlede and skills up to date
Those who are considering this career need to actually "see" what the biomedical engineers do - it is definitely not just repairing equipments. Consider visiting biomedical department in a hospital/manufacturing unit.
I would indeed recommend this career, BUT this is not everybody's cup of tea.
Pros and Cons- There are plethora of domains to work on. Everyday revolution in technology is happening, therefore one must be on the toes, ready to learn throughout the career and be ready to face challenge always.
The career involves understanding application of engineering (electronics, computers, physics...) in the field of medical science, involves learning, teaching, solving problems of the equipments.
It is a fascinating career, expecially as field service. You don't have to go to the same place all the time. The money is great. The technology that you install, maintain is great. There is a vast diversity of equipment in this career field that makes it a never ending learning process.
It's still relatively young and is loosly defined. This can be difficult for someone getting out of college as opposed to graduating with a degree in a more tightly defined field of engineering, e.g., civil, mechanical, etc. It combines biology with engineering. That says it all. Do you like both? Then this is a great career choice.