BioMedical Engineering

Ellie Chen 1B

What is BioMedical Engineering and why choose it?

Using their engineering and medicine background, biomedical engineers work with scientists, chemists and medical scientists to make the medical world more productive. I've been thinking of becoming a biomedical engineer because I find interest in both of these fields. By working as a biomedical engineer, I will be able to work with both of my interests.

Life as a BioMed Engineer

Their work can vary from designing prosthetic limbs, to artificial body parts, to designing software for instruments. Depending on what they do, they can work in hospitals, laboratories, commercial offices, or universities. If working in a hospital, biomedical engineers can help aid others with working on medical equipment. If working in a lab, their work can vary from designing artificial parts to coding software.

Starting Salary

The hourly starting salary for a biomedical engineer is $25.33 which makes an starting annual pay of $52,680.

Essential Education

A Bachelor's Degree is generally the minimum to becoming a biomedical engineer; this includes courses such as: Statistics, Calculus, Biology and Sociology. A Master's Degree or Ph.D. is also recommended to work on more advanced research. it is recommended to enroll in a engineering program accredited by Accreditation Board Of Engineering and Technology (ABET). After graduation, one will need to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, followed by 4 years of work experience and the Principles of Practice Engineering exam in order to achieve the title of "Professional Engineer."