As biological sciences and biotechnology become ever more important sectors of our economy, engineers will be needed to work side by side with life scientists to bring laboratory developments into commercial production. Such industries as plant and animal production, biomedical technology, tissue culture, biotechnology, food processing, aquaculture and forest production will all need engineers with strong backgrounds in biology.
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- EPA or other government administrators — The Environmental Protection Agency and other similar government agencies are responsible for administering federal and state natural resource regulations.
- Biomedical designer — The biological systems engineering course is a pre-biomedical program to prepare students for graduate studies in the biomedical profession.
- Bioremediation engineer — Soil and land that has become polluted may be restored by engineers who use microbial agents to clean up toxic sites.
- Quality control specialist — Many manufacturing businesses have inspectors to ensure a safe work environment and compliance with governmental labor and consumer regulations.