A biomechanical engineer is an engineer who has extensive knowledge in the fields of mechanical engineering and biology and combines his expertise in both fields to create and design products. These engineers are often tasked with building devices that improve the quality of life for the sick and disabled.
According to Stanford University, biomechanical engineers usually need to complete several years of advanced education before they are allowed to work in the field. This generally involves a master's or doctoral degree in the field. Biomechanical engineers also conduct exhaustive, in-depth research and analysis on the biological functions and systems of the human body, which they use while designing their products.