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Quick Facts: Biomedical Engineers
2016 Median Pay
$85,620 per year
$41.16 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education
Bachelor’s degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation
None

On-the-job Training
None

Number of Jobs, 2016
21,300

Job Outlook, 2016-26
7% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26
1,500

What Biomedical Engineers Do
Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software used in healthcare.
Work Environment

Most biomedical engineers work in manufacturing, universities, hospitals, and research facilities of companies and educational and medical institutions. They usually work full time.
How to Become a Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or bioengineering, or in a related engineering field. Some positions may require a graduate degree.
Pay

The median annual wage for biomedical engineers was $85,620 in May 2016.

Job Outlook
Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Increasing numbers of technologies and applications to medical equipment and devices, along with the medical needs of a growing aging population, will require the services of biomedical engineers.
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