• Question: • What is it like to be an medical engineer?

    Asked by Joanne284 to Chris on 23 Jun 2017.
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      Christopher Bullock answered on 23 Jun 2017:

      I love it. It’s a really interesting area to work in. You have to be good at all the sciences as it is a field where all of them come together – you have to be a good engineer and one who understands exactly how the body works. I work in a team of people from every kind of scientific background and we all have to understand at least the basics of what each other is doing.

      Everything I get to do is right at the cutting edge of science – I am able to do things that have never been done before and that feels pretty cool.
      I know that if we succeed, it could make a real difference to people who are currently suffering and that does give you a warm fuzzy feeling.

      Aside from all of that, its a great career to be in – there are lots of well paid jobs and not enough people to fill them.