Bio medical Engineer

Analyze and design solutions in biology and medicine

What does a biomedical Engineer do?

Biomedical engineers analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, to improve the quality and effectiveness of patient care.

What is the average salary of a person in this occupation?

They win $81,540 per year

What is the work environment like?

Biomedical engineers work in a variety of settings, depending on what they do. Some work in hospitals where therapy occurs and others work in laboratories doing research. Still others work in manufacturing settings where they design biomedical engineering products. Additionally, these engineers also work in commercial offices where they make or support business decisions.

Job Duties:

  • Train clinicians and other personnel on the proper use of equipment
  • Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment
  • Install, adjust, maintain, repair, or provide technical support for biomedical equipment

Job outlook

Projected to grow by 62 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. The fast growth will result in only about 9,700 new jobs over the 10-year period.

How to become one...

Biomedical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from an accredited program to enter the occupation. Alternatively, they can get a bachelor’s degree in a different field of engineering and then either get a graduate degree in biomedical engineering or get on-the-job training in biomedical engineering.