Why Major in Biomedical Engineering?

Biomedical Engineering is an emerging and rapidly expanding field where engineering and biological disciplines converge.


According to the National Institutes of Health, biomedical engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences with engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior and health. It advances fundamental concepts and creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems levels. It develops innovative biologies, materials, processes, implants, devices, and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation and health improvement.

The outlook for biomedical engineers is incredibly promising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics identified Biomedical Engineering as the fastest-growing occupational field, with jobs over the next decade being expected to grow by 72%. Major categories of employment include medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, scientific research and development, and pharmaceutical and drug manufacturing.

For the past few years, biomedical engineering has been ranked as one of the best jobs to have. In both 2012 and 2013, CNNMoney named this the number one job in America because, along with being a well-paid job, it is a career that helps make the world a better place. It is also a flexible job as it opens the door to positions in universities, hospitals, labs, industry and regulatory agencies. CareerCast.com also rated biomedical engineering in the top 10% of jobs, recognizing it as a career with a bright future.


  • cancer diagnosis & therapy
  • disease modeling

  • musculoskeletal & neural engineering

  • tissue & regenerative engineering


  • Consulting
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Device
  • Medical Equipment & Diagnostics
  • Medical Supply
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Processing
  • Public Health
  • Research Laboratories
  • Sports Medicine


  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • System Test Engineer
  • Medical Device Sales
  • R&D Engineering
  • Product Specialist
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Product Specialist
  • Quality Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Scientific Reviewer


  • Masters of Science/Engineering
  • MBA
  • Medical School
  • PhD
  • Pharmacy School
  • Dental School
  • Law
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physicians Assistants

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