Quick Facts: Biomedical Engineers
2016 Median Pay
$85,620 per year
$41.16 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education
Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Number of Jobs, 2016
Job Outlook, 2016-26
7% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26
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.
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.
The median annual wage for biomedical engineers was $85,620 in May 2016.
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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