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Diane Nell
08-08-1997, 11:44 PM
Hello!

I am a mechanical engineer who is contemplating a career change to
Biomechanics. While I have been able to learn much of the field itself, I
have been unsuccessful in locating information on the career outlook. I
would greatly appreciate any information or resources which might answer
the following questions:

1) Is the field of Biomechanics growing/stable/declining?
2) Is the job market currently full of opportunities or is it highly
competitive?
3) What are the salaries of novice, experienced, and senior Biomechanists?
(at universities and in private companies)
4) Are research opportunities available in private companies and
government as well as universities?
5) Which fields within biomechanics have the greatest job opportunities;
which have the least?
6) Particularly, what is the market like for prosthetics FEM/FEA ?

I greatly appreciate your time and thank you in advance for your feedback!!

Diane Nell
samwaa@bellatlantic.net