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Remote Health Care Engineers

Overview

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.gov defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration.” Technologies used in telehealth include videoconferencing, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, the Internet, and terrestrial and wireless communications.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Technical

Scientific

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Engineering or Consulting Firm Owner or Professor

Remote Health Care Manager

Remote Health Care Engineer

Biomedical Engineering Technician

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