The career of Biomedical Engineer is the US Federal Government’s forecasted Number One job for expected growth from 2010 – 2020.
Biomedical Engineers design equipment, devices, and procedures for Health and Medical conditions, using advanced knowledge of biology and medicine, combined with electrical and mechanical engineering. In the 21st Century, they are perfecting means of living in outer space for prolonged periods of time, safely and without adverse effects to health.
All of this is important to planned missions to Mars, the asteroid best nearby, and to the Moon. Similar projects are helpful in underwater work as well.