Salisbury Post's Sarah Campbell spoke with a handful of North Carolina professionals working in growth fields to better understand their occupations. Citing US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, Campbell says "the number of job openings for biomedical engineers is expected to increase by 72 percent" through 2018. "I think companies like biomedical engineers because they have a broad science and engineering education," Charles Bridges, a local heart surgeon, tells Campbell.

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