Biomedical Engineering

What Biomedical Engineers Do...

The definition of Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes. Biomedical engineers are credited with the invention of artificial hearts and other organs, as well as exoskeletons, and many more.

Work Environment

Biomedical engineers work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals, educational and medical institutions, and government regulatory agencies.

How to Become One

To get a job in BioMed, you have to get a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at a qualified school. You can also get a bachelor's degree in another engineering field, and get a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Similar Occupations

Doctors, surgeons, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and just about everything that involves medical equipment and engineering is similar to biomedical engineering.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical engineering is projected to grow 27% from 2012 to 2022. This is much faster than most careers.


The average pay for biomedical engineers in 2012 was $86,960. The lowest was around $52,000 and the highest was around $140,000.

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