The Reason why i Want to be a Biomedical Engineer
Ever since I can remember, I have been absolutely terrified of choosing what job I will do for the rest of my life. I think most people would agree with me if I said that eighteen years old is a little too young for deciding what career pathway to invest thousands of dollars, four years, and millions of tears. I’m already sixteen years old and I’ve gotten as far as narrowing it down to a career in math and science. Who knew that math and science had so many careers? The number one reason that I am so scared of making this commitment is that I don’t want to get stuck in the same run of the mill, soul-sucking, and corporate job that many people fall into in their late twenties. To search, I looked back into my own life.
As a child, I found a strange obsession with legos. My childhood was spent flying x-wings and helicopters around my room in boredom, and I learned very early on that I loved creating things. This personal trait of mine bloomed in middle school when I got heavily involved in science olympiad. I mainly focused on engineering wooden bridges, and this opened my mind into the world outside of legos, a world of STEM and engineering.
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However, after having fun with engineering indoors, I loved to get outside and exercise. What started as a daily way to get exercise, running eventually turned into a passion of mine. I became increasingly interested in camping, and I participated in many summer programs to simply get outside. I also loved going out and playing sports with friends, so I played on a recreational soccer team. I took this mindset into high school where I participated on the track and cross-country team to continue focusing on my interest in exercise. I even was informed of the cross country program at MSMS where I can continue my interests. At the end of the day, the one thing that I have learned from my deep passion is that exercise is important for staying healthy, which opened my mind to the world of human health, and the many ways we can improve it today.
I want to do a job that has a noticeable, positive impact on the world around me. This brings me to my dream. After looking back into my life, I took into consideration my passions of engineering and health, and I started researching the massive array of engineering disciplines. I happen to come along one called biomedical engineering. It was exactly what I was looking for. Biomedical engineers develop the advanced technology that is used to help improve the health of people through engineering, a perfect combination of my two passions. They design everything from prosthetic arms to the code used to operate them and the machine used to build them. I had found the exact balance of helping people while still being interesting. This may seem like a very specific dream, but in essence, I just want to help improve people’s lives through my strengths in math and science.
The best way I can achieve my goal of being a biomedical engineer is by applying to MSMS. Coincidentally, MSMS better improves on two important passions in my life, engineering, and health. Through improving my understanding of both, I can better prepare myself to apply to a world of biomedical engineering.