Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Graduate Certificate

Career Opportunities

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve and the aging population grows, job opportunities for biomaterials and tissue engineers will increase to meet demand in areas such as regenerative treatments and new reconstructive medical technology.

Biomaterials-based companies are contributing to the bulk of the tissue engineering market in the United States. The global biomaterials market size is expected to reach $348.4 billion by 2027, according to a report by Grand View Research, Inc. Prominent players operating in the market include Medtronic, Evonik, DSM, BASF, Berkeley Advanced Biomaterials, Covalon Technologies, and Zimmer Biomet Holdings.

Salary and growth projections

  • 2019 median pay $91,410 per year
  • 4% expected growth from 2018 to 2028
  • 20,439 jobs in 2018 with annual openings of just over 2,000
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


By successfully completing this certificate, you will gain the skills to pursue advancement opportunities in a variety of industries, including:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomedical therapeutics and regenerative medicine
  • Medical devices/manufacturing
  • Private research laboratories
  • Government and military
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research and development in biotechnology, and physical, engineering, and life sciences

Pursue your professional development and prepare to create solutions that help people live better lives. Career areas of focus include:

  • Vaccines and pharmaceutical products
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Medical and veterinary instruments and apparatus
  • Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies
  • Consulting, research and studies, technical services, and inspection of engineering projects
  • Microorganisms and cellular and biomolecular processes to develop or alter living or non-living materials
  • Physical, engineering, and life sciences
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Cellular and tissue engineering
  • Clinical engineering
  • Orthopedic bioengineering
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Systems physiology
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