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4 years
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Biomedical Engineering Requirements

An undergraduate course of study in Biomedical Engineering is likened to a cross between engineering and biological science with varying degrees of proportionality between the two. Courses of study in Biomedical Engineering are extremely diverse as the field itself is relatively new and developing. Focus could be in a particular area, such as biomechanics; bioinstrumentation; cell, tissue and biomolecular engineering; or medical optics.

Biomedical Engineering Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Biomedical Engineering degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Biomedical Engineering degrees have experience in is Mechanical Engineer, followed by Biomedical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Engineer, Drill Press Operator, Scientist, Project Manager, Sales Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, and Aerospace Engineer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Mechanical Engineer 12.5% 0.4% 29.4×
Biomedical Engineer 9.4% 0.1% 129.7×
Industrial Engineer 4.6% 0.1% 43.9×
Engineer 4.4% 1.0% 4.4×
Drill Press Operator 3.0% 0.0% 265.8×
Scientist 2.7% 0.2% 15.2×
Project Manager 2.4% 1.2% 2.0×
Sales Engineer 2.3% 0.2% 14.5×
Mechatronics Engineer 2.2% 0.0% 65.3×
Aerospace Engineer 2.1% 0.1% 27.6×

Biomedical Engineering Salary

Biomedical Engineering graduates earn on average $60k, putting them in the 90th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $36k
Median (average earners) $60k
75th (top earners) $70k

Biomedical Engineering Employment

Biomedical Engineering graduates are not very underemployed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Employment potential
Low-paying 92%
Part-Time 77%
Jobs that don't require college 72%

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