Article posted by the US Department of Labor:
Doctors and medical professionals aren’t the only people with the ability to make a difference in health care. While not directly involved in providing patient care, the work of scientists and engineers makes a tremendous difference in our health and well-being. Take, for example:
- Artificial body parts, like dental implants or joint replacements, and the materials used in their construction.
- Diagnostic imaging machines and the software needed to run them.
- Information on the causes of and risks for diseases, like cancer or Alzheimer’s.
- Pharmaceutical drugs and medications.
- Medical tests used to detect diseases or genetic abnormalities.
What’s the primary difference between these two groups? Scientists and engineers frequently work together, but scientists typically conduct research to discover new areas of knowledge while engineers use that research to solve problems.
Here are some of the science and engineering occupations impacting health care. All pay median wages above the median wage for all occupations ($36,200) and are projected to have job openings through 2024. All of these jobs need at least a bachelor’s degree for entry…
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