Biomedical Engineering Requirements
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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 Biomedical Engineer, followed by Scientist, Engineer, Orthotist and Prosthetist, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician, Bioinformatics Scientist, Biochemical Engineer, Sales Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Technical Product Manager.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Orthotist and Prosthetist||2.5%||0.0%||832.9×|
|Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician||1.4%||0.1%||9.7×|
|Technical Product Manager||0.9%||0.0%||52.8×|
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 Underemployment
Biomedical Engineering graduates are highly employed 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||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||28%|