Biomedical Engineers

Biomedical engineers are highly trained scientists who use engineering and life science principles to research biological aspects of animal and human life. They develop new theories, and they modify, test, and prove existing theories on life systems. They design health care instruments and devices or apply engineering principles to the study of human systems. There are approximately 18,810 biomedical engineers employed in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Use engineering and life science principles to research biological aspects of animal and human life
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but the largest number of biotechnology companies are in California and Massachusetts
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Experience Any related experience as an intern, volunteer, or a part-time worker is helpful
Skills
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Manager, or Professor, or Department Chair
  • Experienced Biomedical Engineer
  • Entry-Level Biomedical Engineer