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Biomedical Engineer

Work on the cutting edge of the medical field.

Biomedical engineers take a hands-on approach to the creation of healthcare solutions. Combining multiple engineering disciplines, biomedical engineers apply knowledge of biology and biomechanical principles to the design, develop, and evaluate biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health care delivery systems.


Job Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering are expected to grow by over 36 percent by 2024.

Job Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering are expected to grow by over 35% by 2024.


Biomedical Engineers can see impressive salary increases with more experience!

Biomedical Engineers get paid over $20,000 over the regional average annually with another $20,000 expected with experience on the job!


Is this career right for you?*

These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as a biomedical engineer. The numbers below describe the relative importance of each knowledge/skill area to the occupation.

             92%

Biology

Everything about organisms' structures, functions, interdependencies, interactions, and survival in its environment.

          90%

Engineering & Technology

Knowledge and interests in practical applications of engineering sciences to apply to the production of technologies to the medical field.

                    80%

Complex Problem Solving & Comprehension

Identifying problems and reviewing related materials about it to evaluate options and solutions moving forward

                       78%

Computers & Electronics

Knowing both operations and basic programming of computers, hardware, software and other electronic equipment

                       78%

Design

Techniques, tools, and principles of design involved in the production of technical plans, drawings, and models 

*Source: Texas Career Check


Pathway to Becoming a Biomedical Engineer

Endorsement: Business & Industry | STEM

Biomedical engineers must obtain at least a bachelor's degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or engineering with biological science electives. Programs should give hands on experience in laboratory work, circuit design, fluid and solid mechanics, while many programs co-op with medical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, or hospitals to provide practical applications.

To lead research teams to the forefront of patient care, biomedical engineers typically need a graduate degree in engineering or business administration depending if they would like to move into high level research or managerial work respectively.


Useful Tech to get Ahead

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software: Dassault Systems SOLIDWORKS, Mathsoft Mathcad, or Zuken 
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Software: Rapid prototyping software
  • Coding & Development: C++, HTML, JavaScript, or ACSL
  • Analytical and Scientific Software: Minitab or MATLAB
  • Analysis & System Architecture Software: Unified modeling language UML

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