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 19,890 biomedical engineers employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Use engineering and life science principles to research biological aspects of animal and human life
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
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
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager, or Professor, or Department Chair
  • Experienced Biomedical Engineer
  • Entry-Level Biomedical Engineer

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